What do you do on a steamy night in East Tennessee? You have a night photo session down by the river of course.
An empty DODX military flat train coasts across the river bridge in downtown Knoxville. The train would go into emergency three times between here and Willoughby, a collective two mile stretch.
The daily Knoxville local sits idle in the yard after a relatively easy day of switching.
A loaded NS coal train trundles through City Yard in downtown Knoxville, which was being used for storage of rail cars at the time. Also of note, the Nickel Plate Road heritage ES44AC was being us... (more)
A classic GP60 leads an OLS SD40-2, and an SD60E rebuild powering a rather short West Local.
A "Big Six" leads ballast loads north at S.E. Amherst.
This photo is just one of those that brings back memories to me. My grandfather's name was Ted Ragan. He is the man that I looked up to as a small boy, my role model, my entire world at the time. ... (more)
15T comes rolling into City Yard. Unfortunately, he would only make it to West End Two Tracks, before their trip was delayed by a train that had went into emergency in Loudon.
This day's T69 is powered by an Admiral Cab SD40 rebuild, a GP38 (also an Admiral Cab) and a MP15DC. Pretty unusual.
T69 rolls into a nice "sucker hole" in the cloud cover, as it heads west at City Yard. Three veteran SD40-2s are up front.
202 arrives in Knoxville, behind a nice, clean ACe.
With a new Tier4 unit trailing, a northbound grain empty heads toward the signal at S.E. Amherst.
The West Local heads out of Knoxville behind a nice looking Geep60.
A scene which is repeated (usually) several times a week. Grain loads bound for Tate & Lyle in Loudon, TN sit tied down in Knoxville, awaiting a new crew to complete the journey.