Back When Stack Trains Were a Big Deal


If it weren’t for the small portion of the gray building being visible, many local railfans wouldn’t recognize this as Clinton.

What makes this photograph special is that it was taken during the brief period when double-stacks on CSX first ran through this area.

Norfolk Southern No. 8040 heads a westbound train through Clinton on July 29, 1985.

Today we may take CSX Q015 and Q016 for granted, but back then this was special.

Article and Photograph by Robert Farkas

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