Hey guys and gals!!
Swinging by to see what's going on in here and it seems that I have missed quite a bit!
I've been able to get out the past two mornings and get a
few trains coming through here after all the rain Tuesday and Wednesday. The first two photos are from Thursday morning and boy was it colder than a
well digger's ass on the Fourth of July with the wind that was blowing.
Bound for a crew change at Hinton, West Virginia to continue its run east over the Alleghenies. An eastbound coal train thunders through town with
loads bound for Newport News, Virginia. on a dreary and grey day.
With a short local freight train in tow coming through town after leaving the yard at South Charleston. CSX 2251 leads what is known as the "Gauley
Trolley" east towards Deep Water and the connection with the former Virginian Railway.
Rolling east through town after working the yard at South Charleston, West Virginia. Eastbound freight Q302 is seen making its way through town
heading for Hinton, West Virginia for a crew change.
On a depressing note though........
I've been following the situation with the wildfire that is still going on down around Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville, Tennessee. This one
event can be compared to some of the wildfires that happen out in the Rockies or in California. It has already been confirmed by the National Park
Service, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms that this fire was intentionally set. The really
disgusting thing about this is that some soulless individual actually started this fire that has so far claimed close to 1,000 structures and thirteen
lives, including a married couple from Canada, in Sevier County. If they EVER
find the sick individual, or individuals, that caused this.
Tennessee did bring back the electric chair a couple of years ago after a court injunction on lethal injections in the state. Maybe, just maybe, if
the individuals that caused this are brought to justice. Maybe they will be treated with the same fate the way they treated the people that died in
Further updates on this can be found here
edit on 3-12-2016 by gimmefootball400 because: (no reason given)