A Clinchfield SD40 and an SCL SD45 await a call for the "Yellowdog"--a maid-of-all-work local that used to run between Erwin and Dante. The train got its nickname from an old yellow dog--that woul... (more)
Clinchfield SD40 3004 and SD45-2 3615 bring a southbound through Appalachia, VA on an L&N train. Power swapping between the L&N and Clinchfield became common beginning in 1973. The 3004 exhibits a... (more)
A northbound Clinchfield Railroad inspection train is powered by GP16 "Tampa Rebuilds" 4611 and 4612 as it crosses Copper Creek, northbound. The train includes one of the road's final cabooses--bu... (more)
Clinchfield Ten-Wheeler No. 1 is enveloped in a cloud of its own making. This is early on a June morning at Erwin, and the "One Spot" is ready to load passengers for an all-day round trip to St. P... (more)
After putting its train back together at the bottom of the Hagans switchback, this L&N empty unit train--using four pooled Clinchfield SDs--will highball through the tunnel into Kentucky, en route... (more)
Fireman George Hatcher is throwing the bituminous into the firebox of Clinchfield's "One Spot" on the last downgrade into Erwin. From here on in, however, it's all downhill. This was an all-day st... (more)
Black with the original headlight I noticed. The gray is trying to get out as the black flakes off. Note the added vents on the hood ala ATSF and no MU.
These units are heading for being brought into the terminal by the crew. Dig that hat. Maybe someone out there can identify the gentleman.
Another CSX Santa Train will run later this month but the apex was reached when UP's Challenger, lettered for the Clinchfield, pulled the 50th Anniversary train.
Dirty-faced SD40 3013 leads Clinchfield's southbound train through scenic Nolichucky Gorge hear the Tennessee/North Carolina state line on July 22, 1976. The same stream in N.C. is named the Toe... (more)
Two SD40's and an F B unit lug Clinchfield's coal Train 26 southbound at Colonial Heights, Tenn. on Nov. 25, 1966.
Clinchfield GE 3602 has southbound tonnage in tow at Pactolus, Tenn. on June 21, 1972. CRR's units were going black, the era of gray with yellow breasts had passed.
Clinchfield SD45-2 3612 is in charge of coal empties returning to mines as the northbound extra crosses Rotherwood Bridge over the north fork of the Holston River, north of Kingsport, Tenn
With three F unit pushers on its rear, southbound coal Train 26 is clearing the north siding switch at Barrett Yard or Johnson City, Tenn. to allow Extra 817 North to proceed.
CRR 806 F unit has emerged from the paint shop without its yellow breast, and is being refueled at Erwin, Tenn. before taking a coal train south on Jan. 8, 1965.