A historic scene that has been repeated thousands of times over the last century, a Southern Painted locomotive crosses State Street and into Virginia from Tennessee. Although it's not the Southe... (more)
The Southern heritage unit sits in the Bristol yard as the crew is called on duty for 6:10 pm. Once the crew arrives, the 8099 will hold until the eastbound 202 arrives and clears the main.
Rounding the bend by the Bristol Concrete Plant, the Southern heritage unit leads train 22A west into the Bristol yard.
On a humid summer night, the 15T sits idle beside the Bristol Depot before getting clearance to proceed west.
The 3170 idles through the night to maintain air on the train while the 4501 rests on the south end of the yard before the morning departure of the Radford Rambler.
Southern Mikado 4501 puts on great show as it ducks under the Mary Street Bridge in Bristol, Virginia.
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.
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.
As eastbound 202 slides by on the siding the westbound prepares to depart for Knoxville.
The street side view of the 112 year old Union Station has been enhanced by resurfacing the pavement in time to welcome passengers for the steam-powered excursions next week.
One of the two Bristol locals observing Sunday, a day of rest.
Departing for Knoxville and beyond.
The westbound will depart as soon as the complementary eastbound, NS 202, clears the Ford signal/switch.
Waiting for the incoming 38Q to move further east into the yards to allow a departure for Knoxville.
The local, on the siding, is off to service a nearby industry while 22A waits, tied down, for incoming eastbounds.