Power going to the ready tracks.
A Southern Railway board of directors special rounds the curve near the top of the hill at Sunbright, VA behind a pair of green FP7s. This is the coal-heavy Appalachia Division.
Early on a grubby August morning, a Conrail Trail Van train (TV) claws up and around famed Horseshoe Curve behind a trio of EMD SD40-2s. The throttle is wide open, and traction sand is being pulve... (more)
Snow day in Appalachia-1966: Train 66 makes a quick pick up of interchange cars before continuing its run to Corbin, KY. The small cloud of exhaust smoke drifting away most likely was generated by... (more)
This one is a year into Seaboard Systemand still unaltered by company barbarians, as most were.
On a beautiful spring afternoon in 1965, a northbound extra rolls through the Strawberry Patch a few miles west of Big Stone Gap, VA. A single RS3 is unusual, since it could only handle 1325 tons ... (more)
The last number in the C420 roster, originally P&N and former SCL, didn't last long and was stored awaiting disposition having never been repainted. I wonder if this one ever operated on this rai... (more)
Back when Montgomery had GM&O, CofG, WofA, SCL and L&N this was such a great place to watch trains. The black scheme was getting rather rare so this was a good catch.
They were lined up in long rows in the north end of the yard, one of the finest Alcos ever assembled in America. The didn't last much longer. This one came from P&N to SCL, to L&N. I would love... (more)
Eastbound Freight At Cove
B&O power Lima
The Pitcairn Local, C56, rolls eastbound through Wegley, Pa. amid blazing fall foliage.