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.
A northbound takes the siding at Big Stone Gap (left) as a southbound loaded train eases by on the main. In railroad jargon, this is called a "headlight meet" (when both trains reach their meeting... (more)
A terrible derailment at Winegar, VA on the Clinchfield main in October 1965 resulted in a few days of detours via the Southern and L&N via Appalachia, VA. The first train---northbound overnight h... (more)
Northbound through freight First 864 rolls through Big Stone Gap. The green class lamps and flags denote a following section.
The conductor on a "dogged" pusher set returns the derail to protect his two units on the old passing track at Big Stone Gap.
Pushers on a southbound coal train on the outskirts of Big Stone Gap.
Q08 slowly rolls eastbound out of the Appalachia Yard Limit as it appraoches the Big Stone Gap signal. The track at the left is the CSX connector constructed in 1986 to allow CSX to utilize NS tra... (more)
An empty hopper train approaches the icicle draped tunnel at Harper, Virginia, immediately north of Big Stone Gap.
A southbound unit coal train behind three spiffy Seaboard System SD50s crosses Powell River at Roaring Branch.
In advance of an evening storm, a westbound "radio" Yuma Turn rolls into Big Stone Gap behind "white face" GP30 2566---with white extra flags flying in the appropriate locations.
Conductor Frank Begley waves at the engine crew of a deadhead inspection train in the siding at Big Stone Gap as his westbound train enters the Appalachia/Andover yard limits.
Through freight 864 sits in the siding at Big Stone Gap for a meet with a southbound coal extra.
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)
Two brand new "stealth" GEs power an empty train on NS trackage rights. Actually these units looked pretty cool when brand new, with dark blue running gear.
A westbound mty hopper train eases toward the junction switch at "Big Stone" amidst the color of another autumn in the Appalachians.