In 1972 Senator Howard Baker utilized the famous Clinchfield 1 spot for old fashioned "whistle stop" campaign tour. Here, the train is passing through Nashville, TN. on the last day of the tour. 3... (more)
Northbound mixed freight at Frisco, TN with SD40-2 #8338 still sporting its Clinchfield paint scheme in this June 1985 scene.
As a summer storm brews in the distance, four pooled Clinchfield SDs are ready to pull south for St. Paul, VA with a unit coal train at L&N's Loyall, KY yard. The concrete shell of the coaling tow... (more)
L&N First 864 (displaying green classification lights for a following section) is in the siding at Big Stone Gap awaiting a recrew. A derailment at Dryden, VA has the railroad plugged for the mome... (more)
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.