I've had a lot of cab rides in my life, but this one ranks up there as one of the very best. I'm in the second unit on a westbound Southern Railway train from Asheville to Bulls Gap in September 1... (more)
The red bud is blooming in this portrait of a northbound NRHS special crossing the former Clinchfield Railroad Copper Creek Viaduct. The propulsion chores are handled today by the "Final Four... (more)
Restored N&W Class A 1218 is panned at Ada, WV on the return leg of a Roanoke to Bluefield r/t in the rain. This was the engine's first public excursion after rebuilding. Sadly, she's stuffed and ... (more)
Just-restored N&W 1218 slogs upgrade through the rain on her first public excursion. The sound of a genuine N&W hooter whistle in the West Virginia hills--attached to a working class A--was just m... (more)
If not my favorite image of N&W 611, this is one of my best memories of witnessing this grand machine in action. And, it was pure serendipity. A group of us had decided to railfan the “Pokey” arou... (more)
Three days after Christmas 2007, a westbound NS hopper train climbs upgrade from Natural Tunnel to Sunbright on a rainy and gloomy day in southwestern Virginia.
A westbound NS empty hopper train crosses "Bootleg" trestle, between Natural Tunnel and Sunbright, VA after a fairly heavy snowfall. This shot won Second Place in the 1997 photo contest in Trains ... (more)
The "Southern" NS heritage unit, NS 8099, drops downgrade into a reverse curve at MP 9.4T on the Appalachia District. This is a westbound empty unit train of "common" hoppers.
The 1987 L&N Historical Society convention in Corbin, KY featured a memorable night shot where the High Line crossed the CV Sub main. The convention was held in October, but two months earlier, Ga... (more)
This rare photo from my collection was taken by Henry Stuart, an official for the Interstate Railroad. The scene records the short line's original RS-3, a former Alco demonstrator (1607) that came... (more)
A local mutt at rural Hagans, Virginia howls in protest as a CSX empty unit coal train blows for the crossing at the top of the switchback.
Exhausts stand tall as three GP38s push, at full throttle, behind the hack of an eastbound coal train.