Coal drag awaiting crew to resume SB journey.
Nearing a crew change at the former Clinchfield Headquarters in Erwin, Tennessee, a fresh ES44AC leads a southbound Corbin train under a road overpass just north of Rock Creek.
I'm always going through old slides and negatives from 55 years or more of railroad photography. This is an old Ektachrome slide that needed a lot of PS clean-up---but it's not too bad. This scene... (more)
All my CSX buddies who work (or worked) into and out of Erwin will appreciate this little story. I took this shot on August 4, 2009. This is the south end of the yard at Erwin, and that's the yard... (more)
After an all-day round trip from Erwin to St. Paul, VA, Clinchfield's famed "One Spot" has been turned on the wye, and is now being hostled north again. After reaching the mouth of the y... (more)
Clinchfield F7A 823 has pulled its last tonnage, and has been rolled out to pasture behind the backshop at Erwin, TN. The engine was acquired from the CRR’s co-owner L&N and rebuilt at SCL’s Waycr... (more)
CSX 3095 leads a coal train south out of Erwin, Tennessee on a sunny mid-October day over the former Clinchfield Railroad mainline.
A southbound coal drag awaits its crew while track work is being done on an adjacent track.
The annual Santa Train is being cleaned and made ready for its run on Saturday. Large sheets of plastic have been temporarily taped to cover the undercarriages on the coaches during the cleaning p... (more)
Originally an L&N unit.
The northbound mixed freight usually leaves town sometime in the late morning. Here on a cold morning with a just a hint of spring somewhere around the corner, today's version heads out.
This unit started out on L&N as evidenced by the extended range d/b. On this day it's shut down waiting for work train duties. A four axle anything around here results in considerable railfan in... (more)
Jimmy Durante, after a smaltzy joke, used to say "I got a million of 'em". CSX ain't got a million of 'em but if you live in East Tennessee or western Virginia it sure seems like it. Thi... (more)
Think it's safe to say Clinchfield got their money's worth out of their Fs. Not sure if these two were out to pasture, or just getting close to retirement.
Originally L&N, built in the Family Lines era and one of the few that had a high headlight.