She could only handle a couple of the older coaches upgrade to Altapass (note, no EMD flatcars-with-an-attitude) but she handled them well. I got to shovel a little coal into the corners on the w... (more)
Grinding up grade on the former Clinchfield with 100+ coal loads - over 12 years after my previous upload with slightly different technology in my bag. See photo no. 331206.
Grinding up grade on the former Clinchfield.
A familiar "Clinchfield Country" icon: the Toe River Freewill Baptist Church at Huntdale.
SCL SD45 2011 leads a northbound train through the sweeping curve at Huntdale, NC on the modern-day CSX Blue Ridge Subdivision.
A pair of U30Cs lead a northbound empy hopper train through Huntdale, NC on the Blue Ridge Subdivision. This scene is dominated by DPU-equipped GEVO units in the modern era.
A southbound tonnage coal train has stopped at the Toe River Freewill Baptist Church at Huntdale for a few minutes to have its picture taken (flash courtesy John Craft). The photo was taken with t... (more)
The sun peaks out from behind the Blue Ridge Mountains to illuminate the Toe River Freewill Baptist Church and the southbound CSX coal train at this famous former Clinchfield trackside location. T... (more)
Northbound with empties.
Headed north with empties.
A train of 87 northbound empty hoppers pass a small cottage nestled in the Toe River valley on this gorgeous afternoon.
CSX 692 leads a southbound loaded coal drag past the Baptist Church in Huntdale at 04:23. Special thanks to Chris Starnes for guide services.
491 leans into the tight curve north bound at Huntdale.
Northbound mty hoppers past the FWB church at Huntdale.