This panned shot of the 116 was a centerspread in Trains Magazine 24 years ago (ancient history!). This was a northbound SBD inspection train. The 116 is ex-Clinchfield 800.
This is the last panel of track in the (then) brand new $7 M bridge and connection at Big Stone Gap that brought CSX trains from the former L&N over to NS (former Southern). That's foreman Henry L... (more)
The only L&N locomotives I ever photographed came by me at Big Stone Gap as I was taking a nap. I woke up in time to grab this shot.
Just out of the Cadet yard limits, the engineer of this northbound is winding up his elephant-style GEs to get to Loyall before they "dog." He has three hours and half---probably just enough time,... (more)
A 67-car Q568 mixed freight (temporary schedule) sweeps around a curve in the "Strawberry Patch" approaching Big Stone Gap, VA. Already, the conductor is calling the NS dispatcher to see if they c... (more)
Drat! A westbound NS empty hopper train has just caught me at the 19th Street Crossing---less than a half mile from home. Looks like I can get by three or four more days before a fill-up of four b... (more)
An afternoon eastbound coal train finally gets clearance from the NS East End dispatcher in Knoxville after waiting for over an hour----for two NS trains to clear, of course. The sign indicates th... (more)
The rear pushers on a CSX eastbound coal train have just attained NS trackage rights at Big Stone Gap---passing an NS unit tied up on the old steam-era passing track.
Worm's eye view of an NS unit....
"Moon Over CSX"
NS 7585 is doing DPU duty today at the rear of Train 722 at Big Stone Gap.
Homeward bound: a light set of pushers returns to Kentucky after having shoved an earlier unit coal train some 100 miles from Loyall to Watkins, VA.
CSX 790 and Diversity in Motion 699 glide downgrade at Wildcat.
A nice punctuation mark on the end of a string of empties from Eastman.
A rough looking GE leads empties near the NS-CSX connection at East Stone on a warm January day.