Always a good bet for interesting power and an early afternoon appearance, 347 aka "The Dirty Shirt" heads west for Cumberland.
Ex-Family Lines MP15s were often found working the numerous yard and local jobs in Baltimore Terminal.
A pair of GP16s spend the weekend at Clifton Forge.
I don't know if it was official policy, but it seemed like former L&N units had their predecessor markings removed way more often than units from other CSX component roads. One such unit is shown... (more)
Considering there were only 10 BQs in existence, I seemed to run into them fairly often. CSX's original blue and gray paint scheme was probably the best look for these units - the yellow nose mad... (more)
An eastbound drag approaches the station in White Sulphur Springs.
A pair of slugs, parked near the shop.
Parked with a few other Geeps by the roundhouse, 2078 awaits servicing at Cumberland.
Clifton Forge's shop has already been downgraded by CSX, but it was still active on this October day in 1988. The shop and adjacent yard were featured in REM's "Driver 8" video.
An old Chessie caboose and a Seattle & North Coast boxcar date this photo to the 1980s.
The BQ23 was so ugly, CSX had to hide it in a shed!
A GP 16 idles away on a pleasant October afternoon in Clifton Forge.
A pair of Chessie cats work the former C&O Fulton Yard in Richmond.
Another early CSX oddity, a GP 16 wearing CSX paint. By the early 90's, the GP 16s were no longer active on CSX, there probably weren't many others that received a CSX paint job.
2696 leads a coke train out of the yard and onto the westbound main at J Tower.