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Date: 02/11/24 11:09
B627 on the Big Sandy
Author: Asheville_G

Took a quick run up to the Big Sandy back on 1/20/24 to follow B627 (Ethanol loads for Charlotte) down in the fresh snow.  Here are a couple of images.  All photos were taken in Kentucky.

Photo #1:  CN #8837 leads B627 past the signals at "Dawkins" on the Big Sandy.

Photo #2:  CN #8837 leads B627 past the signals at "American Standard" just south of Prestonsburg.

Photo #3:  B627 is almost to it's crew change point at Shelby as it passes through the "Pikeville Cut-Through" where the mainline and highway were re-aligned many years ago.

Thanks for looking.

Grady McKinley
Asheville, NC

 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/11/24 11:10 by Asheville_G.








Date: 02/11/24 11:48
Re: B627 on the Big Sandy
Author: DJS

Nice shots there

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Date: 02/11/24 11:49
Re: B627 on the Big Sandy
Author: RayH

Nice work Grady!



Date: 02/11/24 11:49
Re: B627 on the Big Sandy
Author: TCnR

Wow, great locations, great catch.
The red nose really pops.
Are these taken with a recent 'modern' camera, ie  Mirrorless, or high pixel sensor?
t4p.



Date: 02/11/24 12:12
Re: B627 on the Big Sandy
Author: ts1457

Thanks for sharing.

That is some cliff in the third picture.

 



Date: 02/11/24 12:34
Re: B627 on the Big Sandy
Author: swaool

Asheville_G Wrote:
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> Photo #3:  B627 is almost to it's crew change
> point at Shelby as it passes through the
> "Pikeville Cut-Through" where the mainline and
> highway were re-aligned many years ago.

IOTD IMHO.  Very nice, thanks for posting.

mike woodruff
anacortes wa



Date: 02/11/24 12:39
Re: B627 on the Big Sandy
Author: baretables

ts1457 Wrote:
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> Thanks for sharing.
>
> That is some cliff in the third picture.
>
>  

Everything in the foreground, including the river, is man-made.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pikeville_Cut-Through

The article is wrong about it being the second biggest earthmoving project in the western hemisphere.  The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway was a much larger project, and there are probably other examples also ignored.

 



Date: 02/11/24 12:56
Re: B627 on the Big Sandy
Author: Forever-Railfan-45

IOTD...number one or three. Nice work...



Date: 02/11/24 13:10
Re: B627 on the Big Sandy
Author: ts1457

baretables Wrote:
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> Everything in the foreground, including the river,
> is man-made.
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pikeville_Cut-Through

Thanks, I learned something today.

Wow! I has no idea.



Date: 02/11/24 13:42
Re: B627 on the Big Sandy
Author: King_Coal

Great everything on these. Scenery, signals, snow and loks.



Date: 02/11/24 15:18
Re: B627 on the Big Sandy
Author: Asheville_G

Taken with a Canon 6D. Not mirrorless. Can’t quite take that plunge yet.

TCnR Wrote:
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> Wow, great locations, great catch.
> The red nose really pops.
> Are these taken with a recent 'modern' camera,
> ie  Mirrorless, or high pixel sensor?
> t4p.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 02/11/24 16:26
Re: B627 on the Big Sandy
Author: jgilmore

Great series...

JG



Date: 02/11/24 17:43
Re: B627 on the Big Sandy
Author: srman

Fantanstic shots!



Date: 02/12/24 16:00
Re: B627 on the Big Sandy
Author: bobk

Awesome shots, especially #3!



Date: 02/16/24 11:45
Re: B627 on the Big Sandy
Author: pbouzide

The presumed routing via Kingsport on the ex-Clinchfield underlines the importance of this Midwest-Piedmont and Midwest-Mid-Atlantic Tidewater route to CSX even as it's traditional role as a coal traffic corridor declines.

Too bad it can't clear double stacks because all other CSX or NS routes Chicago-Carolina are pretty circuitous. 



Date: 02/16/24 17:10
Re: B627 on the Big Sandy
Author: ns1000

Great pics!!



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