A snow packed Gevo leads Q693 through the Clinchfield signals at Avery after descending the loops in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Q693 emerges from the tunnel near Altapass as they prepare to descend the Clinchfield loops.
Two Hundred and Six miles from Elkhorn City, a pair of veteran EMD SD70AC's lead southbound Q693-06 through the classic Clinchfield Signals at "Avery" on the old Blue Ridge Subdivision. ... (more)
Two days after CSX announced it would be closing the Erwin, TN terminal; Q697 makes it's way up the Clinchfield Route on a beautiful autumn day passing South End Rocky just north of Rocky 4 tunnel... (more)
Q697-14, the last northbound through freight on the Clinchfield passes through North Cove and splits the signals at Ashford on this beautiful October afternoon. Starting the following day, Q697 w... (more)
A northbound manifest freight passes through the remote community of Lost Cove, NC as it begins to make its assault up the Famous Blue Ridge loops toward the top at Altapass, NC. and eventually Er... (more)
CSX Q698-10 rolls south on the former Clinchfield during a brief snow squall. By the time the train reaches Thermal, about 25 miles ahead, it will be in bright sunshine.
On a SB CRR train. We had been on the loops that day.
Q697 climbs the hill as the snow flies.
Engineer Tony King in full control.