Intermodal CSX Q026 northbound at Nortonville, Ky

October 18, 2017 – CSX intermodal Q026 heads north at the sound end of the siding at Nortonville, Ky on the Henderson Subdivision. At right is the new section of the bridge that will house the new section of track, joining the siding at Romney and Nortonville to form about 5 miles of a new double track main.

CSX Q586 with UP Power northbound at Arklow, Madisonville, Ky

October 17, 2017 – CSX Q586 rounds the curve from the power siding as it approaches Arklow, with Union Pacific 2616 leading the consist of 6 locomotives, as it heads out of Madisonville, Ky, northbound on the Henderson Subdivision.

2017 Nashville Steam Open House

October 13, 2017 – I went to the Nashville Steam event and came back with this gallery of photos! – It was a fundraising event for the restoration of Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Rwy. No. 576 to operate excursions out of downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Great time had by all and a very worthy cause. For more information on how to help support the restoration of 576 visit the group’s website at: http://www.nashvillesteam.org

 

BNSF 6397 at Paducah and Louisville Railway yard, Paducah, Ky

August 15, 2017 – A BNSF empty coal train pulls past the tower in the Paducah and Louisville Railway yard at Paducah, Ky as it pulls through the yard where it tied down after unloading its train at Calvert City Loadout. The overhead track is the CN line.

CSX maintenance of way crews prepare their equipment for offloading…

October 10, 2017 – Time to go to work! CSX maintenance of way crews prepare their equipment for offloading, as the sun breaks through the stormy skies, at Crofton, Ky. The crews worked between the north end of Kelly though the north end of Crofton replacing ties, upgrading crossings an other routine maintenance between 6pm and midnight, as they continue to work their way north on the Henderson Subdivision.

UP 8444 and SP 4449 headed up Cajon Pass, California

May 8, 1989 – Throwback Saturday! This is a scan from a slide I made of Southern Pacific’s 4449 and Union Pacific’s 8444 (now 844) as they headed up the Cajon Pass in southern California. This was after they were on display for the 50th Anniversary of Los Angeles Union Station in 1989. It was an amazing thing to watch, photograph and chase!

CSX Q512-05 NB with UP Power, Nortonville, Ky

October 5, 2017 – CSX Q512-05 heads through Nortonville, Ky, with UP 7903 leading, as it heads north on the Henderson Subdivision. At left is a crossover switch waiting to be installed as part of a double track main that is being constructed between Nortonville and Mortons Gap, Ky.

CSX W951-05 NB Light Engine Move, Nortonville, Ky

October 5, 2017 – CSX W951-05, a light engine move by CSXT 3315, passes through the construction under the bridge just north of Romney as it makes its way north on the Henderson Subdivision at Nortonville, Ky. CSX is working on connecting the sidings at Romney and Nortonville to create a two track main which will run approximately 5 miles from south of Mannington and Mortons Gap, Ky.

CSX loaded coal train N321 southbound at Crofton, Ky

September 30, 2017 – Loaded CSX coal train N321 heads south on the Henderson Subdivision, after passing through the north end of Crofton, Ky with CSXT 3473 leading! For those that saw the truck in the crossing photo this is the frame 20 seconds later right before it entered the crossing.

CSX Q648-28 slowly pulls into the south end of the siding at Crofton, Ky

September 30, 2017 – CSX Q648-28 slowly pulls into the south end of the siding at Crofton, Ky. on the Henderson Subdivision. to wait for a southbound hot intermodal that is still 14 miles away at Nortonville, Ky. Sometimes a good photo doesn’t have to show the train closeup!! Think outside the box sometimes with your shooting!! –

I can’t for the life of me understand why anyone is willing to take a chance…

September 30, 2017 – I can’t for the life of me understand why anyone is willing to take a chance on getting hit by a train. For what, to save 5 minutes? I was all setup with my long lens at a crossing in Crofton, Ky, to photograph a nice long shot of loaded CSX coal train N321 heading south on the Henderson Subdivision, when this truck cut around the gates and right in front of the train, which wasn’t much more than probably 100 yards from the crossing. Never, ever worth risking your life for something like this!!

TVRM Railfest-Southern 630 & 4501 EB at Missionary Ridge, Chattanooga, TN

September 9, 2017 – POWER! There’s nothing like a living, breathing, moving steam locomotive and when you put two together it’s amazing sight to see and witness! Here we have Southern steam locomotives 630 and 4501 after exiting Missionary Ridge Tunnel on their way back to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum shops, at East Chattanooga, TN, after a full day of passenger runs during the museum’s recent 2017 Railfest.