It’s hot, no I means it’s HOT, and humid, as the daily loaded coal train descends the steep grade to there connection with CSX’s former C&O main. Dynamics brakes are working hard. They’l... (more)
A scene that most likely will never be repeated. A wash out near Maysville on the line and coal business pretty much dormant for their service, has left the business dead. Several pieces of equipm... (more)
Perhaps in its previous incarnation this unit did roar up the former C&O main all the way to Cincinnati but today it wii go another quarter mile or so and then quietly back into the company dumper... (more)
Today's TTI coal run has finally reached the city of Maysville as indicated by the welcome sign painted on the flood wall. The train is now on CSX trackage but needs to crossover to the adjacent ... (more)
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One of the more unique looking crossings one would come across is seen here in Ewing as this TTI empty rock train rolls through. With the crossing positioned at the bas... (more)
With their delivery of coal to the TTI port terminal complete, three TTI B36-7 units now find themselves pushing empty rock hoppers under a signal on the CSX #1 track and back to the connection po... (more)
TTI got one opportunity to strut their stuff, on a few miles of the former C&O main which was used as a lead to the transloader. Here a former Seaboard veteran roars by doing what all real locomo... (more)
One of Kentucky's coolest short line operations is the Transkentucky Transportation Railroad out of Paris, Kentucky. The railroad mainly hauled coal to Maysville to be loaded onto barges on the Oh... (more)
In a scene which may never be repeated, a TTI coal train accelerates through the hand-throw crossover at "CP Caproni" in Maysville, KY. The TTI Rail to River facility closed in November... (more)
With US Hwy 36 on side and Jockey Park on the other, TTI will soon be in downtown Carlisle. They have loads of rock from Mt. Vernon, KY, that will be unloaded at their terminal in Maysville.
TTI 5815 and two sisters shove a heavy, loaded coal train upgrade at Pleasant Valley on a fine October day.
An empty TTI rock train shoves west on CSX to access the switch for their line to Paris, KY. Leading the train today is the only unit in the blue/silver scheme, along with a YN2 and YN1 CSXT pain... (more)
Four "Tote Boats" in four different paint schemes roll empty hoppers south just outside of Carlisle, Kentucky. The colorful consist is complimented by a little bit of autumn foliage and... (more)
Four TTI B36-7s (5815, 5808, 5812, and 5827) leads 90 empty hoppers across the Licking River near Myers, Kentucky, bound from the coal transloader at Maysville to interchange with CSX at Paris.
Now on CSX as the Z702, a loaded TTI coal train heads for the Ohio River transload passing the often photographed "Welcome to Maysville" sign painted on the floodwall.