Southern 154 climbs the grade by the sewage treatment plant shortly after departing University Commons.
Southern 154 approaches the turn around on the Christmas Lantern Express after crossing over the Holston River.
Southern 154 departs University Commons with the first Christmas Lantern Express of the day. Note the CSX Local in the background working on assembling its train before heading north to serve cust... (more)
Looking like it’s departing southbound this slugset is actually soaring high over the Tennessee River using the former L&N main as a switching lead for the small yard nestled up again the Universi... (more)
KXHR train 102 howls up the hill into Coster yard behind 2377 and 2241 with a cut of cement hoppers from the UT campus under stormy skies.
Engineer Scott Ogle opens the cylinder cocks as the 154 coasts downgrade with the Christmas Lantern Express.
Southern 154 lets off some steam as is it departs from downtown after receiving some minor repairs.
1277 makes a brief stop as the hand breaks are released on a cut of two scrap gondolas at CMC Steel.
WRRX 1277, built for the C&NW pauses briefly with a cut of loaded scrap gondolas before continuing about its switching duties. 1277 is employed by the CMC (formerly Gerdau) steel mill in Knoxville... (more)
Southern 154 crosses over the CSX connection as it powers its train east with the first departure of the day of the Christmas Lantern Express.
Southern 154 coasts over the Holston River bridge just outside of Marbledale with the Christmas Lantern Express.
CTC 4 rolls past McWherter park, leading 3RR's Christmas Lantern Express east on its first run of the day.
CTC 4 slides into one of the many S-curves that wait ahead as the 3RR's Christmas Lantern Express rolls east.
Southern 154 pauses next to her shed for some quick repairs before continuing on toward Marbledale with the 1pm departure of the Christmas Lantern Express. Hard to believe this engine will be 130 ... (more)
After drilling CMC (formerly Gerdau Ameristeel) train 101 rolls east, preparing to make the climb up to Coster and begin the days switching.