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Robert Jones's Collection
 
11/22/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Robert Jones
Dates:2/22/2015 - 2/22/2015
Album Info:Most of our photos are taken on the Asheville NC District of Norfolk Southerns Piedmont Division and on CSXs Clinchfield RR.
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Watkins Siding
Title:  Watkins Siding
Description:  Northbound CSX departing Watkins Siding
Photo Date:  3/7/2009  Upload Date: 3/31/2015 9:52:23 PM
Location:  Watkins, VA
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Signal
Locomotives:  CSX 4771(SD70MAC)
Views:  109   Comments: 1
Back In Time!!
Title:  Back In Time!!
Description:  Spirit Of B&O visits historic Penland Post Office
Photo Date:  5/2/2009  Upload Date: 3/19/2015 4:48:23 PM
Location:  Penland, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives: 
Views:  61   Comments: 0
Bottom Of The Old Fort Grade
Title:  Bottom Of The Old Fort Grade
Description:  Eastbound (NS) manifest rolling into Old fort NC
Photo Date:  1/7/2012  Upload Date: 3/29/2015 7:54:57 PM
Location:  Old Fort, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  CEFX 3187(SD40-2) UP 3822(SD70M)
Views:  54   Comments: 0
HighHood Express
Title:  HighHood Express
Description:  NS local heading westbound up the Old Fort Loops
Photo Date:  3/19/2012  Upload Date: 3/31/2015 10:13:12 PM
Location:  Dendron, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 5107(GP38-2) NS 3530(B32-8)
Views:  77   Comments: 2
The Southbound!!
Title:  The Southbound!!
Description:  CSX #700 rolling southbound through Green Mountain NC after meeting an empty northbound coal train.
Photo Date:  3/24/2012  Upload Date: 3/30/2015 7:42:31 AM
Location:  Green Mountain, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  CSX 700(ES44AC-H)
Views:  71   Comments: 2
North bound at Huntdale!!
Title:  North bound at Huntdale!!
Description:  CSX ES44AH at Huntdale Church
Photo Date:  3/24/2012  Upload Date: 3/19/2015 7:41:48 PM
Location:  Huntdale, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  CSX 899(ES44AC-H)
Views:  46   Comments: 0
The North Fork Branch
Title:  The North Fork Branch
Description:  Switching tank cars
Photo Date:  4/26/2012  Upload Date: 3/19/2015 8:08:58 PM
Location:  Grovestone, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 3527(B32-8)
Views:  56   Comments: 0
Eastbound and Up!!
Title:  Eastbound and Up!!
Description:  Murphy Branch local climbing the grade!!
Photo Date:  6/26/2012  Upload Date: 3/19/2015 7:56:20 PM
Location:  Willits-Ochre Hill, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  NS 3530(B32-8) NS 3538(B32-8)
Views:  68   Comments: 1
The Old Barn!!
Title:  The Old Barn!!
Description:  Sylva Local Heading West !!
Photo Date:  7/3/2012  Upload Date: 3/6/2015 8:53:53 PM
Location:  Willits-Ochre Hill, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  NS 4612(GP59) NS 5566(GP38-2)
Views:  70   Comments: 0
West Bound !!
Title:  West Bound !!
Description:  Murphy Branch local crossing Scotts Creek
Photo Date:  7/3/2012  Upload Date: 3/19/2015 8:23:16 PM
Location:  Willits-Ochre Hill, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 4612(GP59) NS 5566(GP38-2)
Views:  85   Comments: 1
Ex-Southern on on Southern Railway's Murphy Branch!
Title:  Ex-Southern on on Southern Railway's Murphy Branch!
Description:  Eastbound P61 on Balsam Mtn.
Photo Date:  8/11/2012  Upload Date: 12/23/2015 11:11:09 PM
Location:  Willits-Ochre Hill, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  NS 5039(GP38-2) NS 4613(GP59)
Views:  71   Comments: 1
NS 4613
Title:  NS 4613
Description:  Running The Balsam
Photo Date:  8/25/2012  Upload Date: 3/6/2015 7:38:04 PM
Location:  Willits-Ochre Hill, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  NS 4613(GP59) NS 5039(GP38-2)
Views:  56   Comments: 0
A Thing Of The Past!!
Title:  A Thing Of The Past!!
Description:  Murphy Branch local rolling under a bridge that has since been replaced! under
Photo Date:  8/25/2012  Upload Date: 3/19/2015 8:38:53 PM
Location:  Willits-Ochre Hill, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Signal
Locomotives:  NS 5039(GP38-2) NS 4613(GP59)
Views:  82   Comments: 1
Eastbound 67E at Wooden Trestle
Title:  Eastbound 67E at Wooden Trestle
Description:  67E Woodchip Train heads east at wooden trestle on Coleman Siding
Photo Date:  9/8/2012  Upload Date: 12/23/2015 11:47:32 PM
Location:  Coleman, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  NS 6783(SD60M) NS 3226(SD40-2)
Views:  75   Comments: 0
The Wooden Trestle
Title:  The Wooden Trestle
Description:  C40-9 leading 135 on Coleman siding on a nice fall day.
Photo Date:  10/20/2012  Upload Date: 3/20/2015 6:27:46 PM
Location:  Coleman, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  NS 8794(C40-9) NS 7515(ES40DC) NS 9274(C40-9W)
Views:  100   Comments: 1
The Old Fort Depot
Title:  The Old Fort Depot
Description:  NS Ballast Express Train headed east on the S-Line past the Old Fort Depot
Photo Date:  1/12/2013  Upload Date: 3/30/2015 10:38:04 AM
Location:  Old Fort, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  NS 8107(ES44AC) NS 8053(ES44AC)
Views:  90   Comments: 0
The Marion Depot
Title:  The Marion Depot
Description:  NS Ballast Express Train heading eastward on the S-line by the old Marion depot.
Photo Date:  1/12/2013  Upload Date: 3/30/2015 10:28:38 AM
Location:  Marion, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  NS 8107(ES44AC) NS 8053(ES44AC)
Views:  68   Comments: 0
Crossing The River
Title:  Crossing The River
Description:  CSX northbound crossing the Catawba River Viaduct
Photo Date:  1/12/2013  Upload Date: 3/29/2015 8:21:26 PM
Location:  Marion, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  CSX 740(ES44AC-H)
Views:  57   Comments: 0
In Memory of Saluda Grade
Title:  In Memory of Saluda Grade
Description:  A railroad rarely thought about or railfanned but full of action in its time if those old rusty rails could talk who knows what they might tell imagin standing here and watching either Southern Steam Locos tackle this incredible grade or watching the Belmont coal train barely inch down or C40-9W's give all they have just to pull a few woodchip cars uphill it's strange how little was photographed or videotaped on this historic railroad but there will always be a special place in my heart for the W-Line.
Photo Date:  1/26/2013  Upload Date: 12/24/2015 12:27:05 AM
Location:  Melrose, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Winter,Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  64   Comments: 0
The Conrail
Title:  The Conrail
Description:  The Conrail in Black Mountain NC after pulling helper service on a eastbound manifest
Photo Date:  4/7/2013  Upload Date: 3/20/2015 8:13:59 PM
Location:  Black Mountain, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  NS 8098(ES44AC) NS 9382(C40-9W)
Views:  59   Comments: 0
Steam At Moore`s Cut
Title:  Steam At Moore`s Cut
Description:  Southern #630 heading down the Southern Loops toward Old Fort. The excursion is rolling out of Moore`s Cut.
Photo Date:  4/20/2013  Upload Date: 4/1/2015 6:52:00 PM
Location:  Coleman, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SOUTHERN 630(2-8-0) NS 5261(GP38-2) NS 5071(GP38-2)
Views:  77   Comments: 0
#630 At The Wooden Trestle.
Title:  #630 At The Wooden Trestle.
Description:  Southern #630 crossing wooden trestle climbing the Southern Loops heading back toward Asheville.
Photo Date:  4/20/2013  Upload Date: 4/1/2015 7:13:31 PM
Location:  Coleman, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Bridge,Steam
Locomotives:  SOUTHERN 630(2-8-0) NS 5621(GP38-2) NS 5071(GP38-2)
Views:  103   Comments: 0
Bobs Gap
Title:  Bobs Gap
Description:  CSX DPU glides behind a loaded coal train on the Clinchfield loops.
Photo Date:  5/11/2013  Upload Date: 4/1/2015 7:26:27 PM
Location:  Marion, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSX 3098(ES44AC-H)
Views:  74   Comments: 0
Evening In Abingdon
Title:  Evening In Abingdon
Description:  NS Intermodel enters Abingdon
Photo Date:  5/26/2013  Upload Date: 3/20/2015 5:13:57 PM
Location:  Abingdon, VA
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  59   Comments: 0
Heading Down The Mountain!!
Title:  Heading Down The Mountain!!
Description:  Sylva Local Heading Down The Balsam Grade
Photo Date:  6/27/2013  Upload Date: 3/6/2015 8:19:24 PM
Location:  Willits-Ochre Hill, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  NS 7018(GP50) NS 5561(GP38-2)
Views:  68   Comments: 0
Soggy and Wet.
Title:  Soggy and Wet.
Description:  After a heavey rain NS manifest rolling out of McElroy Tunnel and into Highridge Tunnel on the Old Southern Loops
Photo Date:  7/6/2013  Upload Date: 3/30/2015 9:53:33 AM
Location:  Ridgecrest, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Tunnel
Locomotives:  NS 9602(C40-9W) NS 3466(SD40-2) NS 8089(ES44AC)
Views:  58   Comments: 0
The Opposite Side of the Wooden Trestle.
Title:  The Opposite Side of the Wooden Trestle.
Description:  NS 135 thundering its way up the Old Southern Loops.
Photo Date:  7/28/2013  Upload Date: 3/30/2015 10:09:24 AM
Location:  Coleman, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  NS 9786(C40-9W)
Views:  64   Comments: 0
The Illinois Terminal
Title:  The Illinois Terminal
Description:  The Illinois Terminal climbing the Old Southern Loops with a string of woodchip cars.
Photo Date:  9/7/2013  Upload Date: 3/20/2015 7:59:37 PM
Location:  Coleman, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 1072(SD70ACe) NS 1024(SD70ACe)
Views:  87   Comments: 0
The Jersey Central
Title:  The Jersey Central
Description:  Jersey Central Heritage on the outskirts of Asheville Yard
Photo Date:  11/16/2013  Upload Date: 3/20/2015 7:51:21 PM
Location:  Azalea, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  NS 1071(SD70ACe) NS 8129(ES44AC)
Views:  66   Comments: 0
Steam on the French Broad!!
Title:  Steam on the French Broad!!
Description:  Southern 630 leaving Asheville Yard bound for Knoxville tn.
Photo Date:  11/16/2013  Upload Date: 3/20/2015 7:31:07 PM
Location:  Asheville, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Bridge,Steam
Locomotives:  SOUTHERN 630(2-8-0) NS 5071(GP38-2)
Views:  77   Comments: 0
Passing Listening Rock!!
Title:  Passing Listening Rock!!
Description:  Climbing The Old Fort Grade
Photo Date:  9/27/2014  Upload Date: 3/6/2015 7:51:17 PM
Location:  Old Fort, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  NS 9260(C40-9W) NS 8866(C40-9)
Views:  95   Comments: 0
Entering Jarretts
Title:  Entering Jarretts
Description:  SD-60 leads a eastbound manifest down the Old Fort loops
Photo Date:  2/21/2015  Upload Date: 3/30/2015 11:06:27 AM
Location:  Graphite, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Tunnel
Locomotives:  NS 6790(SD60M) NS 9768(C40-9W)
Views:  73   Comments: 0
Eastbound Pushers
Title:  Eastbound Pushers
Description:  Eastbound helper set creeps down Old Fort Mtn to get a load of woodchips from Marion NC. The train is emerging from Highridge tunnel.
Photo Date:  2/22/2015  Upload Date: 12/28/2015 9:59:47 AM
Location:  Ridgecrest, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Tunnel
Locomotives: 
Views:  39   Comments: 0
Sunlight Again!!
Title:  Sunlight Again!!
Description:  CSX breaking out of Ridge Tunnel
Photo Date:  2/22/2015  Upload Date: 3/20/2015 4:43:22 PM
Location:  Altapass, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 856(ES44AC-H)
Views:  68   Comments: 2
Brushy Creek Tunnel
Title:  Brushy Creek Tunnel
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/22/2015  Upload Date: 2/22/2015 3:57:49 PM
Location:  Green Mountain, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Tunnel
Locomotives:  CSX 9031(C40-9W)
Views:  96   Comments: 3
The Virginian
Title:  The Virginian
Description:  Old Fort Loops
Photo Date:  2/22/2015  Upload Date: 2/22/2015 4:28:33 PM
Location:  Old Fort, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Tunnel,Bridge
Locomotives:  NS 1069(SD70ACe) NS 8879(C40-9)
Views:  157   Comments: 3
Ridge Tunnel
Title:  Ridge Tunnel
Description:  Southbound loaded coal loads at Blue Ridge Tunnel.
Photo Date:  2/27/2015  Upload Date: 2/28/2015 9:48:56 PM
Location:  Altapass, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Tunnel
Locomotives:  CSX 856(ES44AC-H)
Views:  90   Comments: 0
UP Power On The S-Line!!
Title:  UP Power On The S-Line!!
Description:  Passing Thru Ridgecrest
Photo Date:  2/27/2015  Upload Date: 3/6/2015 8:01:36 PM
Location:  Ridgecrest, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Winter
Locomotives:  UP 4864(SD70M)
Views:  67   Comments: 0
Coleman Siding
Title:  Coleman Siding
Description:  NS Pushers heading back to Asheville Yard on the Old Fort Loops
Photo Date:  3/21/2015  Upload Date: 3/30/2015 10:51:58 AM
Location:  Graphite, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 6790(SD60M) NS 9768(C40-9W)
Views:  63   Comments: 0
Oyama Inbound
Title:  Oyama Inbound
Description:  NS local heading westbound into Oyama Yard
Photo Date:  4/10/2015  Upload Date: 5/4/2015 10:05:14 PM
Location:  Newton, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 3545(SD40-2) NS 5806(GP38-3)
Views:  72   Comments: 0
Clinchfield Coal Drag
Title:  Clinchfield Coal Drag
Description:  CSX southbound coal drag roars upgrade in notch 8 through the Nolichucky Gorge at the Tennessee North Carolina state line at Devil's Creek Bridge the Clinchfield was becoming short of traffic when this was taken as this was the only train we saw during an 8 hour period.
Photo Date:  4/18/2015  Upload Date: 4/19/2015 11:48:30 AM
Location:  Erwin, TN
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 833(ES44AC-H)
Views:  98   Comments: 1
Devils Creek
Title:  Devils Creek
Description:  CSX coal train tackles the 1.2% grade at Devils Creek in the Nolichucky Gorge at the Tennessee North Carolina state line.
Photo Date:  4/18/2015  Upload Date: 4/19/2015 12:11:11 PM
Location:  Erwin, TN
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 833(ES44AC-H) CSX 426(AC44CW)
Views:  69   Comments: 0
The Last Glimpse
Title:  The Last Glimpse
Description:  CSX coal drag getting some help climbing the 1.2% grade from a DPU at Devils Creek in the Nolichucky Gorge at Tennessee North Carolina state line.
Photo Date:  4/18/2015  Upload Date: 4/19/2015 12:00:03 PM
Location:  Erwin, TN
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 3073(ES44AC-H)
Views:  87   Comments: 0
Tail End Charley!!!
Title:  Tail End Charley!!!
Description:  Pusher doing its thing on the end of a southbound CSX coal drag heading toward Poplar on the other end of the Nolickucky Gorge in Tn.
Photo Date:  4/18/2015  Upload Date: 4/19/2015 12:21:00 PM
Location:  Erwin, TN
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 3140(ES44AC-H)
Views:  118   Comments: 0
East End of Coleman Siding
Title:  East End of Coleman Siding
Description:  NS 135 struggles uphill at the east end of Coleman siding beside the classic Southern Signal.
Photo Date:  10/17/2015  Upload Date: 12/24/2015 11:32:46 AM
Location:  Coleman, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Signal
Locomotives:  NS 9614(C40-9W) NS 7571(ES40DC)
Views:  46   Comments: 0
Mill Creek Viaduct
Title:  Mill Creek Viaduct
Description:  Eastbound pushers head east to Bridgewater and Marion NC to pick up woodchip cars to take to the Champion Paper Mill in Canton NC.
Photo Date:  10/31/2015  Upload Date: 12/24/2015 8:09:48 PM
Location:  Dendron, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  NS 8154(ES44AC) UP 7722(ES44AC) NS 9561(C40-9W) NS 9949(C40-9W)
Views:  42   Comments: 0
Lucky Catch!
Title:  Lucky Catch!
Description:  EX UP SD90MAC leading empty coal train through Marshall NC out of Asheville yard. This unit will soon be turned into an SD70ACU.
Photo Date:  11/14/2015  Upload Date: 12/23/2015 10:43:15 PM
Location:  Marshall, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  NS 7289(SD9043MAC) NS 9733(C40-9W) NS 8313(C40-8)
Views:  720   Comments: 0
NS 162 Newport TN
Title:  NS 162 Newport TN
Description:  NS 162 gets down to business at Newport Station
Photo Date:  12/17/2015  Upload Date: 12/23/2015 11:59:50 PM
Location:  Newport, TN
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  NS 9000(C40-9W) UP 5590(AC44CWCTE) NS 2645(SD70M)
Views:  69   Comments: 0
NW 611 at Jarrett's Tunnel
Title:  NW 611 at Jarrett's Tunnel
Description:  NW 611 Roars out of Jarretts Tunnel on the Southern Loops
Photo Date:  4/10/2016  Upload Date: 4/12/2016 1:52:55 PM
Location:  Coleman, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Tunnel,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  NW 611(4-8-4) NS 8099(ES44AC) SOUTHERN 6133(FP7A)
Views:  94   Comments: 1
NW 611
Title:  NW 611
Description:  NW 611 rolls out onto a tiny wooden bridge and on the W-Line to turn around for the return trip to Spencer NC
Photo Date:  4/10/2016  Upload Date: 4/12/2016 1:43:58 PM
Location:  Biltmore, NC
Author:  Robert Jones
Categories:  Bridge,Steam
Locomotives:  NW 611(4-8-4) NS 8099(ES44AC) SOUTHERN 6133(FP7A)
Views:  82   Comments: 1


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