Approaching the east portal of Swannanoa Tunnel, Asheville Local P87 climbs up the famed "Old Fort Loops" with woodchips from Bridgewater billed to Evergreen and the BLU.
Under the watchful eye of a veteran Clinchfield crew, ex SBD 8523 leads southbound K811 through the Intermediate signals at Unicoi on the CRR's "High Line" just north of Erwin.
Riding down the mountain on the rear of Bluefield bound 82G, a trio of AC motors on J78 pass under the unique signal arrangement at CP Raitt. This signal is not long for the world, as Norfolk Sou... (more)
Nearing the crest of Raitt Mountain, UP 1996; their Southern Pacific Heritage motor, leads U58 and J78 pusher westbound through the previous week's snowfall at Home Creek, Virginia. This train of... (more)
Awaiting it's early morning curtain call, Clinchfield F7A 800 sits on the former C&O mainline at Shelbiana, Kentucky; the start of the Santa Train's 110 mile trip through the Appalachian Region. ... (more)
As the morning sun starts to burn off the thick fog, Clinchfield 3632 Extra North prepares to come to a stop in Fort Blackmore, Virginia for a planned photo stop. Special thanks to all at SARM for... (more)
Engineer Tony King brings Clinchfield 800 Extra South through the intermediate signals at Nora Junction enroute to the 75th Annual Santa Train's stop in Dante, Virginia. Thanks to all at CSX and S... (more)
Running north to meet southbound Q696-28 at Rocky, Q692-28 splits the Clinchfield Signals at Ashford with a rebuilt C40-8W doing the honors.
After running east to Dismal Yard to pick up 105 Consol Loads, NS U60 crosses the Levisa River westbound into Weller Yard. This train would get shoved up and over Riatt Mountain by J81 in a coupl... (more)
On a beautiful spring afternoon, a pair of AC GE's break the silence in the community of Pineville, Kentucky as they bring W684 northbound by the L&N searchlights at NE Pineville on the Cumberland... (more)
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)
Climbing westbound toward Canton Yard with a solid loaded chip train, T31 crosses the 100 year old East Canton Trestle in beautiful storm light this afternoon.
After coming off the T-Line at Murphy Junction, Blue Ridge Southern T31-05 works up the high lead on the west end of Norfolk Southern's Asheville Yard. This train would end being one of the last ... (more)
Framed by the Clinchfield Intermediate Signals, a southbound loaded coal train for Duke Power pops around the curve at Fort Blackmore, Virginia bound for Frisco and points eastward.
Fresh from unloading at CP&L Skyland on the Blue Ridge Southern Railroad, NS 785 runs through the rain between the CP's at Jasper and Tito with the Lehigh Valley heritage unit leading.