Having just met an Eastbound this short stack train eases out of the siding passing the new switch heater, PTC equipment and signal bridge. The former N&W line between Front Royal and Bristol is ... (more)
Named after a nearby coal mine, Wakenva is the site of a defect detector and that’s it. Nearby and down in the holler is beautiful downtown Trammel, not to be missed if you’re in the area.
After departing Fremont and now a few hundred yards from the last active coal mine on the former Clinchfield the Santa Train is in great sun heading thru isolated country to the next stop in Dante... (more)
Downgraded from the beautiful “Zephyrs” racing across the plaines this magnificent beast humbly provides museum visitors it’s a delightful tour.
What is the Sandersville all about?. Kaolin, plain and simple. Here with a huge string of the stuff a train heads back to town. If you want to watch switching done as it should be, check out th... (more)
Helpers on the rear of an eastbound coal train round the big curve near the junction with the Clinch Valley Sub. The head end is doing pretty well but soon everybody will be wide open to get the ... (more)
A westbound auto rack train bucks a stiff headwind. He’s already got his information for arrival in Bristol. You can feel the chill in the air and that old sundog above the locomotive portends f... (more)
A westbound local with a unit of SOU/NS heritage in the lead does some switching. Rain threatens.
Ex-CN “Cobras” on a northbound freight at SKOLs hub.
Southbound coal train with a two-unit head end with three DPUs.
Racing west as seen from the display caboose, between the restored passenger station and the 1857 station foreman’s House.
Westbound intermodal passes between the passenger station and the 1857 Foreman’s House.
DPU on a southbound coal train.
DPU on a southbound OFOX (lesser: Residco) limestone train is a late-model ES44AH (in CSX parlance). The rapid-dump hoppers appear to be repurposed coal cars. They were not completely full.
After they fell down on the hill just west of Whitesburg, a following freight jet a hand with a push now the coal is on the move again. The last two units were dead for some reason. Love those r... (more)