Rain has passed but sun has yet to make an appearance as the first of three excursions from Bristol gets underway in a fine show of smoke and steam.
TVRM/SOU 4501 and NS/SOU 3170 pass by a farm on their way to Knoxville and Bristol, TN.
Resting after the dead head move from TVRM the previous two days, Southern Mikado 4501 simmers in Bristol Yard on a humid night in June.
With fog nearly cleared, Southern Railway 2-8-2 #4501 and SD40 #3170 lead a deadhead ferry move across the Holston River at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.
Southern Railway 2-8-2 #4501 and SD40 #3170 leads NS train 062 across the Holston River in Bluff City, Tennessee. The train is deadheading from Chattanooga to Bristol for a weekend of 21st Centur... (more)
611 is starting her 2nd and last trip of the day. here we see her chugging up a bit of a grade towards Haymarket VA, there were a ton of fans at this crossing with us!
611 starts her first trip of 2 on this gorgeous morning.
Southern 4501 proceeds toward Knoxville after a short stop behind the old depot in Cleveland.
Southern 4501 at Bootleggers Crossing heading to Knoxville with NS 3170 as the helper engine. The locomotive will pull it's first 21st Century Steam trips of the year this weekend in the Bristol a... (more)
On home rails. The Southern Railway duo of 4501 and 3170 continue their deadhead move to Bristol, after spending the night in Sevier Yard at Knoxville. The crew let 3170 do most of the leg ... (more)
TVRM/SOU 4501 passes through the rock cut at Ooltewah, TN on its way to Knoxville and Bristol, TN.
Very few things symbolize N&W more than code line and CPL's. The 611 looks right at home passing the CPL at Concord, VA on its excursion run to Petersburg.
Southern 2-8-2 number 4501 leads NS train 062 near Sweetwater, Tennessee, passing an old barn advertising Chattanooga's "Rock City". The train is deadheading towards Bristol for weekend... (more)
NS 958 appears out of the shadows and heads east for Petersburg
In a scene straight out of 1955, N&W #611 leads an eastbound train past the CPL's at Bowler.