On a cold February 1985 day in Dante, VA, the mix of predecessor units in this former Clinchfield coal terminal leaves no doubt about how things have changed since the formation of CSX. Seaboard S... (more)
Clinchfield management eventually determined their motive power pulled the same tonnage, clean or filthy, so they didn't spend much time washing their fleet. The extremes of the latter are shown h... (more)
CSXT 8033 leads the 73rd Santa Train out of Dante Yard, past a string of coal cars being stored there.
If you've taken photos as long as I have, I'm sure you've had some "down" periods when you didn't get out quite so much, and didn't pursue the hobby as vigorously. It can be attributed t... (more)
A Clinchfield SD40 and an SCL SD45 await a call for the "Yellowdog"--a maid-of-all-work local that used to run between Erwin and Dante. The train got its nickname from an old yellow dog--that woul... (more)
It's colder than the mammary gland of a witch at Dante, VA this day in 1985. The GP38-2 in the foreground is obviously a former L&N unit, although this railroad is neither the Clinchfield, whose y... (more)
Engines moving around Dante Yard.
Built in Aug 2008, and as the sun slips behind the mountain, it gives away to the glow of the still new and clean number boards.
A lazy day at Dante, when the Clinchfield was still the Clinchfield, and life was a little better.
At daybreak on a winter morn in 1965, the First Mine Run at Dante prepares to weigh coal. The ground fog in the narrow valley is as thick as pea soup as the brakeman eases down to the scale house.... (more)
Mine run power eases through Dante Yard, deep in Clinchfield coal country.
The "Final Four" CRR F-units are spotted at the CRR diesel shop at Dante as darkness descends upon Southwestern Virginia.
As an A-B-B-A set of CRR F-units weighs coal, an inbound Shelby-Dante Turn eases through the yard behind Chessie power.
Test Car setting in Dante Yard.
CRR 907 was taking a break between mine run assignments at the small coalfield yard at Dante