Local rests for the holiday on the cross-town track.
Late Christmas afternoon finds the westbound empties auto racks tied down on the main.
The local continues to get to use interesting power from the past.
Framed by the former Southern and Norfolk & Western joint passenger station in Bristol, NS 179 departs the yard westbound on the main towards Knoxville via the A-Line.
Cold and awaiting an eventual return to service, ex-Chicago Burlington & Quincy Mike 4960 sits beside the Moore's Potato Chip plant in Bristol, VA in the summer of 1985. This famed engine launched... (more)
The first of two afternoon westbounds with lead power units courtesy of Mr. Warren Buffet.
The westbound is pulling a long string of stored cars to add to its train before departing into Tennessee.
Southern 4501 is ready to depart Bristol with a round trip excursion to Radford, VA.
A rare Full House. All tracks in the yards have a train or idle power on them. Not visible is 27V on the main.
The auto racks waits as M42, with Heritage unit Monongahela leading, arrives on the siding which completes having a train on all tracks.
Afternoon rest while eastbound NS 170 moves by on the siding.
Crew will arrive shortly to take the westbound to Knoxville. "Heritage" unit NS 8105, Interstate, is second.
Having completed switching chores, the westbound is ready to depart for Knoxville. Caboose is on tail end of V40 which will begin its shift momentarily.
Empty auto racks waiting and ready to depart as soon as the eastbound on the siding clears the Ford signal across State Street.