Deep in the hollows of Letcher County, two EMD's rust away at the idled Golden Oak Coal prep plant. These units were called mine critters, which shoved hoppers under the loadout while loading coal... (more)
On a gorgeous Saturday morning, a empty hopper train passes over the Blair Branch crossing in the small mountain community of Isom.
CSX 256 with the SCL sticker on the side, pushes a loaded coal train through the Democrat tunnel on the way to Martin.
Until the company went belly up, Kentucky's South East Coal operated its own locomotives and cars on the L&N (later Seaboard System and CSX) Eastern Kentucky Subdivision. These three GP20s (with t... (more)
CSX C853-03 crosses the county line from Letcher into Knott County and stretches across the Deane Connection of the C&O and L&N railroads. It is seen here crossing Highway 7 with CSX 5107, the W.... (more)
For years, an Alco switcher, modified for remote control operation, sat alongside CSX's Rockhouse Sub in Letcher County, KY at the idle Enterprise loadout at Democrat. Now it is but a memory as i... (more)
Nothing that a few good swipes with a hammer won't fix! After digging out this set of trucks the Corman crew reassembled the wheelset to place under one of the derailed hoppers. This location is... (more)
RJ Corman cranes position on the sides of the heavy loaded coal hopper to get it back on track following the derailment the previous day. CSX operates the prep plant here.
This car's front trucks broke free and derailed while the car continued forward. When the car finally fell and dug in, the trucks were in the middle of the car.
Five loaded coal cars went on the ground at the Sapphire prep plant near Whitesburg Sunday, apparently caused by a broken rail. DTI Energy of Detroit is the owner of the cars.
SECX Loads, rolling through a summer shower north to Calla
The power owned by the Progress Loadout in the town of Democrat, KY is seen here in silent repose, showing off its more than classy paint job.
A CSX coal train stops just inside the Democrat Block of the Elkhorn & Beaver Valley Sub, "meeting" the decrepit Alco switcher at the Democrat Mine.
Empty Virginia power hoppers are headed to the Sapphire prep plat to be loaded.
CSX 475 leads a NB empty mixed coal train through the rural Letcher County, KY town of Blackey. Several inches of snow linger on the ground on this sunny day.