On it's inaugural mainline run, CSX's First Responders Unit leads freight train Q693 south down the Clinchfield Loops as it pops out of the 2,211 ft. Lower Pine Ridge Tunnel and will enter the 341... (more)
The morning fog has yet to burn off as Q693 crosses the South Fork of the Holston River just south of Kingsport with CSX's First Responders Unit leading the train south on the former Clinchfield.
Deep in the woods of North Carolina, CSX freight train Q693 crosses the Nolichucky River as it continues it trip south on the former Clinchfield. Leading the train is the Veterans and First Respon... (more)
Waycross to Russell mixed freight Q692 exits the 304' long Brushy Creek tunnel along former Clinchfield as CSX 132 leads the train north for a fresh crew at Kingsport.
The unmistakable silhouette of the EMD F40PH series locomotive awaits its conductor to button things up to head out of Huntdale, NC on a soggy November night.
Q693 crosses the Catawba River on the edge of Lake James near Marion, NC.
Always the last ritual on a trip to the Clinchfield was to wait for a Sunday afternoon southbound and follow it from Poplar through the gorge, down the loops and into Marion before parting ways wi... (more)
The DPU on the tail end of a southbound loaded coal train hits a spot of sun shining into the Toe River valley as it shoves out of the holler at Toecane.
From her perch on the walkway's railing, my girlfriend, Susan, waves at the crew as a loaded coal train passes a swinging foot bridge over the Toe River. Little did she know the final day of our f... (more)
The Spruce Pine shifter spends a lonely night by the rough looking depot as an empty hopper train plunges into the Toe River Gorge. As a personal aside, this is my first photo processed from a RAW... (more)
Fall is in full swing as a coal train exits the Nolichucky River george on the former Clinchfield line from Erwin TN to Spartenburg, SC.
Track work is done to get the trains rolling again but the cleanup is still not over and would take several more weeks to finish.
Track work is almost done to get the trains rolling again but the cleanup is still not over and would take several more weeks to finish.