Running long hood first at near track speed NS SD 60 leads a loaded coal train overtaking a second loaded train. Note straw plugging hole in side of the hopper in the grade crossing
Southbound CSX Q693-06 passes across the Copper Creek bridge on the Kingsport Sub, as the sun breaks through after an overnight snowfall
CSX K447 rolls south through Dungannon, Va, as dusk settles over rural southwest Va. Really stretching the limits of Full Frame here, but quite happy with the results.
Westbound Norfolk Southern train U41 crosses over US 23/58/421 at Speers Ferry, Virginia. The train's destination is the yard at Andover, Virginia.
A very late Q693 exits Tunnel No. 29 at Speers Ferry with a somewhat rare SD70MAC leading the 880ft. long train. It's sad that we've gotten to the point of getting excited to see a MAC leading but... (more)
As the harbingers of spring timidly peek out from their buds, a light drizzle falls from chilly clouds cloaking the steep ridges south of the former Southern as this westbound local descends the ... (more)
T478-21 on the top and T722-21 on the bottom cross both the Clinchfield section and Appalachian section of Copper Creek, respectively. T722-21 loaded at Resource on the CV Sub headed to Brice, NC.... (more)
Getting an over/under shot anywhere is a tough task in itself but in the coalfields, its almost impossible. At Speers Ferry, VA, the NS Appalachia District (bottom) and the CSXT Kingsport Subdivis... (more)
Two lite NS locos round the bend at Speers Ferry, Virginia with NS 4164 leading. Notice the electrical cabinet still in it's primer paint on the side of the loco.
The sun pokes through the thick Virginia fog as K446 crosses the Copper Creek Viaduct.
With two AC motors on both ends of the train, CSX coal train T090 grinds its way up the stiff grade from Copper Creek utilizing trackage rights over the Southern.
The "Clinchfield Santa Train" running as P93517 crosses the Copper Creek Trestle near Speers Ferry, VA.
Crossing US 23/58/421, two GE ES44AH locomotives shove on the rear of an eastbound CSX coal train at Speers Ferry, VA. The train is exercising trackage rights over Norfolk Southern between Big St... (more)
A former B&O GP40-2 brings geometry train W001-14 out of Tunnel 29 at Speers Ferry, Virginia on the famous Clinchfield.
Clinchfield 800 and the 75th Santa Train exits Tunnel 29 on its way to the next stop in Kermit.