A lot has change over the last several years in Oakdale, TN. This was once one of the bustiest section of line on the CNO&TP where trains use to stop, and swap crew for the 2nd, and 3rd District, ... (more)
224 north has just exited Tunnel 25, and is cruising into Oakdale.
It's 5:56 am as NS Train 792 holds Track 2 under a full moon light as the fog moves in at Oakdale, The crew change at Oakdale, TN was moved to Burnside, KY a few weeks later after this shot.
This is the second train of a plethora of southbounds that I chose to shoot at Oakdale on a beautiful Sunday morning. I rarely choose this spot anymore due to the lack of luster with the missing S... (more)
A southbound intermodal slowly gains speed as it heads toward Tunnel 25 on the CNO&TP. This scene is no longer as interesting as it would have been even a few short weeks ago, when a Southern Rail... (more)
Wait... What? Although it may be hard to tell, this is a NS train on NS rails. Having just completed a rolling meet with northbound 148, NS 177 continues south at CP Tunnel 25 in Oakdale, T... (more)
"Middle of nowhere." Many locations on the Rathole can best be described as "smack in the middle of nowhere". CP Camp Austin is one of those places, with the roadway bridge and the railroad... (more)
A dirty and faded EMD Ex- Santa Fe Warbonnet leads two BNSF GE's southbound on the CNO&TP heading to Chattanooga.
NS Triple Crown train 251 rolls south past the former crew change point at Oakdale with a BNSF unit leading an all toaster consist.
Black Friday on the Rathole.
With everyone else waiting in line at the mall for good after Thanksgiving deals, I was waiting to get this shot. About three hours in fact. 8110 leads NS 1... (more)
Southern 630 and its load of passengers pass under the endangered Southern Searchlight at Oakdale
Southern 630 steam engine leads the Steam Anniversary special on the returning trip through Oakdale, TN.
Southern Railway #630 ducks under the endangered signals at Oakdale, whose replacements are rising just around the curve. This is the last untouched signal bridge in the area.
The Southern 630 emerges north bound from tunnel 25 with a blast of smoke and steam on its journey north to Oneida, TN.
The southbound TVRM excursion passes under one of the few remaining searchlight signal bridges on the south end of the Rathole heading for Chattanooga.