CSX 86 is passing the signal at Strawberry Patch.
A northbound empty hopper train throttles out of the yard limits at Big Stone Gap just four days before Christmas, 1986. The train is heading for Harlan County, KY for another unit train load of t... (more)
On a beautiful spring afternoon in 1965, a northbound extra rolls through the Strawberry Patch a few miles west of Big Stone Gap, VA. A single RS3 is unusual, since it could only handle 1325 tons ... (more)
A rare SDP35 (one of four on the L&N's roster) fronts northbound train 864 as it sprints through the Strawberry Patch west of Big Stone Gap. Engineer Sam Sturgill has opened the cab window (despit... (more)
Cabooses had almost completely disappeared on through freights by 1987, but on this snowy day at the “Strawberry Patch” a couple of miles west (or railroad “north”) of Big Stone Gap, VA, an ex-L&N... (more)
A returning pusher set rolls through a light snow just "north" (west) of Big Stone Gap. A CSX signal maintainer has been called out to repair a faulty crossing gate.
What appears to be a late-dropping crossing gate actually shows the rear end pusher of a southbound CSX coal train as it runs away from the camera.
Pushers on a southbound coal train on the outskirts of Big Stone Gap.
A light pusher returns to Kentucky after pushing an earlier southbound coal train to Watkins, VA. The "APP" (Approach) signal tells southbound trains if the absolute signal at Big Stone Gap is lin... (more)
This panned shot of the 116 was a centerspread in Trains Magazine 24 years ago (ancient history!). This was a northbound SBD inspection train. The 116 is ex-Clinchfield 800.
Just out of the Cadet yard limits, the engineer of this northbound is winding up his elephant-style GEs to get to Loyall before they "dog." He has three hours and half---probably just enough time,... (more)
Homeward bound: a light set of pushers returns to Kentucky after having shoved an earlier unit coal train some 100 miles from Loyall to Watkins, VA.
A homeward-bound Loyall to Norton turn picks up speed on the good running track between Big Stone Gap and Dryden, Virginia
In the Strawberry Patch area of Lee County between Big Stone Gap and Olinger, Virginia, a northbound (but west by direction) CSX man cants to a nine degree curve.
Mty SBD hopper train, northbound through the "Strawberry Patch" between Big Stone Gap and Olinger, VA