Southbound manifest Q539 passes intermediate signals near Delano, TN on its southbound run to Atlanta.
Q539 climbs Crooked Hill as the helpers from East Bernstadt shove on the rear, seen through the portal of tunnel #9.
After being stopped by a defect detector north of Saxton, KY, southbound manifest Q539 is flying upgrade to clear the way for a parade of 3 trains backed up in the gorge. Despite having a train in... (more)
Southbound manifest Q539 tops the Duff Mountain grade as winter storm Jonas continues to dump snow across northern Tennessee. The storm practically shut down the KD Sub with signal failures and tr... (more)
A southbound monster Q539 (over 7000ft) is down to a crawl as it crosses the Davis Creek trestle. Even with the Morley helper on the rear and the lead motors screaming, the train is only making ar... (more)
Canadian power departs the west Knoxville yard as it crosses the Tennessee river in route to Etowah for a crew change.
Q539 has power to spare as it leaves Hickory Creek #1 tunnel and begins the grade up Duff Mountain. The helper won't be required on this colorful day.