Here's an oddball new to RP. The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History is best known as the home of the famous "General" 4-4-0 which was hijacked here by Union troops during the Civi... (more)
The CLNA Plymouth to Chocowinity turn passes through a backyard on its trip back north. The 4624 is one of 5 such ex-GTW units on the CLNA. The first, #4621, was acquired in 2010 and the line was ... (more)
Tractors and steam trains! Looks like a threshers reunion to me! ...the always fun Southeast Old Threshers Reunion in Denton NC.
Another closer look at the great looking little SW1's resting in the LRS yard. A couple of these units appear to be in good shape. I'm not sure if they still operate from time to time. The majorit... (more)
Three LRS end cabs go about their switching duties at the busy industrial park just south of town that keeps this little line alive even though the majority of the mileage to Raeford is out of ser... (more)
This is a going away shot of a LRS train with one of the old SW1's tagging along the rear. I'm not sure about the history of the unit, and though it doesn't wear G&O black like most of the rest of... (more)
The majority of the LRS (about 28 miles) north of the CSX interchange from Laurinburg to Raeford NC is out of service but there is a surprising amount of business in the industrial park about 3 mi... (more)
The next shot from my visit to the LRS shows 2 of their active units. LRS 9535 rests on one of the lead tracks to the old LRS yard while 2242 - on loan from the Knoxville & Holston River, another ... (more)
The LRS graveyard looks quite different than it did last year. In 2010, G&O management purged the yard full of derelict SW1s, GE 70-tonners, and Alco switchers. A few went to rebuilders, one was d... (more)
GO 119 rusts away in the weeds of the LRS yard. The little unit was built for the Union RR in 1949 and later became part of the LRS's large switcher fleet. The unit was painted into the LRS's red ... (more)
The scene many of us have grown to know and love Cass for: 3 Shays rock and roll down the old C&O "racing" side by side as they fill the Greenbrier Valley with clouds of smoke and steam.
The Cass Crew: Engineer Dirk Calocia waits for a orders to move.
Shay 4 surmounts the 9% grade into Whittaker.
Shay 4 performs runbys alongside Leatherbark Creek.
With the cab and boiler in the background, the wheels of former Middle Fork Heisler 7 wait for another chance to turn under steam in a classic shortline shop scene.