This was a foul day, overcast, cold but what the hey, there were Alcos kicking cars and of course L&N's version of "stealth".
Originally assigned to the mighty Pennsy this unit is now switching gravel cars. Yeah, it's the pits.
A nice big consist leads this mixed freight southward.
Originally SCL, then SBD and now in stealth.
Fortunately our dreams came true. Stealth went away.
There are those times when you look at units that seem pretty new and realize, wow, those things are getting some age on them. I remember the days when a GE over 25 usually had a center cab.
Upon our return from vacation we discovered this ex-CR unit newly repainted.
The eastbound coal train has passed and this empty man has gotten his light to go west. He'll become northbound with he reaches home rails in Big Stone Gap a few miles over the hill and down the ... (more)
The classic locomotive of the late twentieth century, delivered in Family Lines colors and still hauling for CSX. This one is in NS's Tito Siding, awaiting a meet with an EB loaded train.
With a couple of covered hoppers up front a northbound empty hopper train makes it way through the fields of this small community on a chilly but bright winter day.
After dropping its two covered hoppers at Kingsport, TN this NB empty coal train is now on NS trackage and rattling its way back to the mines. Now part of history, at least here.
What do you do on a steamy night in East Tennessee? You have a night photo session down by the river of course.
Back when Cleburne was the place to be another local eases out of town with Fs in their next to last incarnation, at least of John Santa Fe.
A beautiful example of an mundane paint job.