A spiffy looking unit leads this southbound grain extra waiting to pull south and enter the treacherous Nolichucky gorge. A bygone seen, as the yard now lies empty and rusting.
Battered and dirty, still equipped with the old "honker" horns and the jaunty bell, this old cab unit is again ready to venture into the north woods in search of traffic.
Back when Amtrak was hauling something profitable the "Southwest Limited" heels into a curve as it leaves Edelstein Hill and approaches its next stop. The dust of the great Southwest de... (more)
A nicely painted switcher doing its mundane duties. Photo by Gary Zeitler.
Dig those shiny number boards. Photo by Gary Zeitler.
Scooting along for a good trip through the sand and creosote bushes the "Desert Wind" seems lost in the vastness but provides a welcome change from the dozens of freights that ply this track daily... (more)
The "Palmetto" passing one of the really nice towers RF&P built many years ago and apparently abandoned almost immediately.
Big power for the yard. No more do they shuffle freight at Erwin and only two trains a day call here. We all wonder how long CSX with maintain what is now effective a very long branchline.
On a beautiful clear cool spring day the westbound "Desert Wind" is all buttoned up and ready to accelerate.
Looking rather ratty, this old unit gets some attention in the 70s. From my collection, photographer unknown.
Ready to depart with a freight extra an L&N alumnus.
This unit is well represented on this site but not like this. Here it leads the EB "New River Train" whose main power, NKP 765, has to turn on the wye and back to Hinton, destination of... (more)
For years merchandise was switched at the west side of the yard usually by an EMD. This unit was virtually inaccessible for pictures but here one has latched onto a particularly long cut and has ... (more)
Still waiting for a repaint this former SCL>SBD unit is heading toward its train.
There were already getting rather uncommon there even in those days but they seem to me to be fairly recent units, as if they should still be around. Guess that's a function of getting "olde... (more)