I guess you call them one unit wonders, huge trains of empties with one AC. It's at testimony to GEs that railroads are letting them go out by themselves.
Just a few hundred yards out of Erwin yard, the trio of SD40-2s leading a southbound freight lean into the superelevation as they charge across the short Asheville Highway overpass.
Idling at South Erwin, a loaded coal train waits for a crew before departing south to Spartanburg.
The DPU of a southbound coal train rumbles by South Erwin on the scenic Blue Ridge Subdivision.
Northbound out of Erwin, the "yellow dog" local heads for Kingsport with a pair of "bright future" AC's.
Clinchfield RR caboose #1065 at Erwin, TN in January 1975
A Clinchfield hopper train leaves Erwin for the coal fields.
Southbound CRR coal train at Erwin, TN || Sept 1970
CRR 801 at Erwin, TN in this October 1972 scene.
CRR F7 #821 resting at Erwin, TN || June 1974
CRR F7 #809 resting between trips at Erwin, TN || March 1971
CRR 800 flying white extra flags at Erwin, TN || Sept 1970
CRR U36C 3601 resting at Erwin, TN || June 1973
rear of Clinchfield coal train with helpers cut in ahead of caboose in yard at Erwin, TN ready to go.
A Clinchfield GP7 along with three F units and a SD40 shuffle through the yard at Erwin, TN in March 1971.