1. CSX 3358-3450-4507-4548 on Q692-15 w/b is passing an e/b grain train at FO Cabin KY on 02-17-2019.
2. Q692-15 had 85 cars this Sunday. CSX 3358-3450-4507-4548. View 2. FO Cabin KY.
3. SD70MACs are rare these days. CSX 4507. FO Cabin KY.
4. CSX 4548. FO Cabin KY.
5. JDNX re-engined ALCo 2001 is under the command of one employee in the control room. Scotts Branch Mine KY.
6. This train is loading at Excel Mining’s Scotts Branch mine on the Coal Run SD. 03-16-2019. JDNX 2001. Scotts Branch Mine KY.
7. JDNX 2001. Scotts Branch Mine KY.
8. Excel Mining (Alliance Coal Partners) loads about three trains per week. JDNX 2001. Scotts Branch Mine KY.
9. On up the Coal Run Sub. at Sawmill Yard, CSX has stored a bunch of out-of-work grain covered hoppers. 03-16-019. Sawmill KY.
10. CSX stored covered hoppers. View 2. Sawmill KY.
11. CSX 3144 leads Q692 west through the Breaks gorge with 64 cars on 03-23-2019. CSX 3144. Breaks VA.
12. Q692 heads into State Line Tunnel on the Kingsport SD (former Clinchfield) on 03-23-2019. CSX 3144. Breaks VA.
13. CSX 3144. View 3. Breaks VA.
14. CSX Breaks Interstate Park. Clinchfield Overlook Plaque. Click here for a larger image.
15. Piers of the old Clinchfield Coal Corp. 7 or 9 mine at Clinchco VA. 03-23-2019. Clinchfield Coal 10 piers.
16. There were two drift mines at Clinchco, but I’m not sure if one tipple served both. The abandoned spur to this mine goes behind the Clinchco post office. Everyone stands on the kudzu there every year to shoot the Santa Train crossing the McClure River bridge. Clinchfield Coal 10 piers. Clinchco VA.
17. CSX “WORK LIMITS” sign and derail in Shelby Yard. 03-29-2019. Shelby KY.
18. CSX 3391-5434-8564-5309-9041-17 arrive Shelby KY with Q692-17 w/b on 03-29-2019 with 74 cars.
19. Apparently a lot of local engines need refueling at Russell or shop work at Huntington. 03-29-2019. CSX 3391-5434-8564-5309-9041-17. Shelby KY.
20. After a crew change Q692 heads to Russell passing FO Cabin between Shelby and Pikeville. 03-29-2019. CSX 3391-5434-8564-5309-9041-17. FO Cabin KY.
All for now.