Last weekend I heard (with enough warning to get there ahead of it) that my favorite heritage unit, the Virginian, was heading to Andover from Bull's Gap which would have it cross the smaller trestle at Copper Creek, a shot I've been wanting to get. So my friend Jason, who is familiar with the area and how to get there, and I set off towards the trestles. We arrived about 30 minutes before the train was due to arrive, just in time to catch 2 CSX trains, a coal and a manifest, crossing the former Clinchfield Railroad trestle. Thirty minutes past due, the Virginian not making an appearance, and with rain and darkness approaching we heard on Jason's radio that the 387 was still in Yuma Yard switching and decided it wouldn't have time to make it to us before dark. We then tracked it down in the yard and I took the following photograph just before it starting pouring down rain.
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Greg Booher is an internationally published photographer (most recently in National Geographic Guide to the Night Sky) from Bristol, Tennessee. The beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia are his home. For more about me, read my interview on RAW