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Date: 11/06/19 05:05
Fall in the Nolichucky Gorge
Author: Asheville_G

T402 (Brice loads) cross the bridge at Poplar, NC along the former Clinchfield exiting the Nolichucky Gorge on 10/27/2019.  



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/06/19 06:38 by Asheville_G.




Date: 11/06/19 05:25
Re: Fall in the Nolichucky Gorge
Author: NSSpike

What a fabulous picture!!! IOTD material there now!!!
NSSpike

Phil Maton
Villa Rica, GA



Date: 11/06/19 05:32
Re: Fall in the Nolichucky Gorge
Author: Jimbo

Thanks for the great picture.  Wonderful.  A sadly underutilized route.

I'm curious about the coal on the head end.  Did the train have a lot of coal on it?



Date: 11/06/19 05:34
Re: Fall in the Nolichucky Gorge
Author: ironmtn

A splendid image of a special railroad in some of the most scenic country in the southeast. Years ago, I had the good fortune to ride the length of the former Clinchfield on an excursion trip. I have never forgotten it and the trip up the Nolichucky gorge. It's great to see it with traffic rolling on it. and especially wonderful to see it with autumn's splendor. Thanks for sharing this with us. IOTD material, for sure!

MC
Muskegon, Michigan



Date: 11/06/19 05:54
Re: Fall in the Nolichucky Gorge
Author: steamfan

Is that area accessible, or was this a drone shot?  Just curious....

John R -- CP Spring
Carlisle, PA



Date: 11/06/19 06:37
Re: Fall in the Nolichucky Gorge
Author: Asheville_G

Jimbo,

It was actually a unit coal train, T402. I made a typo of calling it Q693. Q693 passed through here about an hour ahead of T402.

Jimbo Wrote:
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> Thanks for the great picture.  Wonderful.  A
> sadly underutilized route.
>
> I'm curious about the coal on the head end.  Did
> the train have a lot of coal on it?

Posted from iPhone



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/06/19 06:39 by Asheville_G.



Date: 11/06/19 07:28
Re: Fall in the Nolichucky Gorge
Author: Jimbo

Thanks.

Did the T402 have a pusher or DPU?



Date: 11/06/19 07:32
Re: Fall in the Nolichucky Gorge
Author: icancmp193

Definite IOTD material!

TJY



Date: 11/06/19 07:37
Re: Fall in the Nolichucky Gorge
Author: ClubCar

NSSpike Wrote:
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> What a fabulous picture!!! IOTD material there
> now!!!
> NSSpike
I'll second that in the fact that not only does the train and the scenery look great but the actual bridge over the river looks superior, not rusting like so many other bridges.  This really makes this a first class photo.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



Date: 11/06/19 07:45
Re: Fall in the Nolichucky Gorge
Author: BNSF-4567

Fantastic Image thanks for sharing

Posted from Android



Date: 11/06/19 11:31
Re: Fall in the Nolichucky Gorge
Author: lapklub

The coal trains usually run with DPUs on the rear.  Usually 2+2 arraingment and return empty with all 4 on the front.
Mike



Date: 11/06/19 11:31
Re: Fall in the Nolichucky Gorge
Author: Asheville_G

DPU.

All coal trains operating the former Clinchfield now utilize DP power with Erwin (former pusher base) being closed.

As of this writing, Brice, Terrell, Middleton, Cope, Lakeland, Jax, pennyroyal, cross have all gotten coal from the Clinchfield in recent months, with quite a bit moving via Atlanta or Richmond.

Also, Shelby grain loads and empties, Charlotte ethanol empties have been running. Still hit or miss, with Duke loads for Terrell and Brice being the most consistent.

Definitely busier than in 2016, not nearly as it was in 2003.

Jimbo Wrote:
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> Thanks.
>
> Did the T402 have a pusher or DPU?

Posted from iPhone



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/06/19 11:32 by Asheville_G.



Date: 11/06/19 12:38
Re: Fall in the Nolichucky Gorge
Author: ns1000

Great pic!!



Date: 11/06/19 18:16
Re: Fall in the Nolichucky Gorge
Author: Roadbed

IOTD. Calander material. Well done.



Date: 11/06/19 18:59
Re: Fall in the Nolichucky Gorge
Author: CA_Sou_MA_Agent

About how many trains are operating over the line in a twenty-four hour period?  Or is there a set pattern?  

And it's good to hear that the Santa Train will be running.    



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/06/19 19:00 by CA_Sou_MA_Agent.



Date: 11/07/19 06:23
Re: Fall in the Nolichucky Gorge
Author: SD45X

Awesome



Date: 11/07/19 09:20
Re: Fall in the Nolichucky Gorge
Author: tomstp

Colorful and nice.



Date: 11/07/19 14:33
Re: Fall in the Nolichucky Gorge
Author: Baxtersta

Very nice. 



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