RailPictures.Net Photo: CSXT 3070 CSX Transportation (CSXT) GE ES44AH at Morley, Tennessee by Mark Ragan
  Login Sign Up 

Photo Location Map Locomotive Details Location/Date of Photo

CSX Transportation (CSXT) (more..)
GE ES44AH (more..)
CSX KD Subdivision (more..)
Morley, Tennessee, USA (more..)
August 22, 2015
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
CSXT 3070 (more..)
CSX C212 (more..)
Mark Ragan (more..)
Contact Photographer Photographer Profile 
Remarks & Notes 
"Bring 'er on back Opie!" exclaimed the conductor of CSXT C212 to the engineer as they reverse to couple to a southbound N541. The Morley manned helper operation has shoved many coal trains over the years, and this is just another notch on the belt for the crew. Sadly, coal traffic is diminishing on the KD Subdivision, just as well as all traffic. Black diamonds used to be the main commodity on this rail line. There used to be 3 to 5 southbound coal drags a day on the KD, but now there is hardly one. Manned helper operations are definitely a sight to see, as there are very few left in the United States, most of them being in the east. This is just another day in the life of the C212 crew, but it is definitely a staple from an era long gone.
Community Response Photo Comments (2) 
Views: 3,459     Favorited: 5
Since added on September 01, 2015

+ Add to Favorites

+ Nominate for People's Choice

+ Subscribe

+ Add to Photo Album

+ Post a Photo Comment
* Views on this page updated in real-time.

EXIF Data for this photo: [What's this?]
- Hide Data -

Photo Copyright 2015 Mark Ragan. All Rights Reserved. Photo Usage Policy
This website Copyright © 2002-2020. All Rights Reserved.
Do Not Sell My Personal Information