Winding along the cliffs beside the French Broad River a passenger train chartered by the Lexington Group is nearing their destination in Asheville.
Imagine you had these little beauties, a vintage freight train, several miles of track, plenty of time and a cooperative, friendly crew. Yes, it was a nice day. I’d trade 10 fantrips for one goo... (more)
Ex-BN. In my humble opinion an SD40-2 belongs in the Smithsonian.
The 2011 Santa Train only stops to distribute goodies at scheduled location but Santa is a trouper, dispensing a friendly wave and a hearty “Ho ho ho” all along the line.
The Santa Train was a rather generic configuration back in 2011 as it slipped trough the mountain communities of the tri-state area spreading Christmas cheer.
Short westbound intermodal glides into downtown with a heritage locomotive that’s still beautiful despite a few paint scabs that give it some “character”.
The big celebrity handling the museum train on this date is waiting for the next run.
Outbound power consist has a variety known to older folks as “a duke’s mixture”. Anybody know the origin of that expression?
Carbo is on the tail of a wye. This track used to extend much further north and served many mines plus the Appalachian Power coal-fired plant next door. Today the mines are gone and the powerpla... (more)
Orig. PRR, ex CR on light duty in its old age.
Norfolk Southern westbound coal train on CSX track in a place that looks deceptively steep.
Coupled to a Norfolk Southern test car these units will struggle with a coal train on a test against Starkey Hill, south of Roanoke on the Winston Salem line. Also in the consist was a Brookville... (more)
A DPU on a very long southbound train.