NS U48 backs through Appalachia with empties destined for loading at Wentz, located on the ex-Interstate Railroad.
A yard crew out of Andover Yard shoves "Big Red" empties along the ex-Southern's St. Charles branch. The empties are destined to Holton, located on a short spur off the branch near Exete... (more)
GP35 No. 241 and two additional units switch in the yard tracks at Westmoreland Coal's Appalachia transloader. Silverside loads are present in the background. Note that some Silversides were lette... (more)
After loading 75 "yellow balls" at Holton, located off the ex-Southern's St. Charles Branch, the crew has set its cab off on the main line and is shoving the yellow balls in the load tra... (more)
The morning fog has yet to completely lift as NS 608, a Yuma Turn, returns to Appalachia with empties.
After loading 75 "yellow balls" at Holton, located on a short extension off the ex-Southern's St. Charles Branch, the crew crosses Pigeon Creek at the connection of the branch with the m... (more)
A cab waits on ex-L&N trackage at Appalachia. The ex-L&N track extends to the Paragon loader near Kelly View. When shoving a train of empties to the loader, the cab is utilized for the reverse mov... (more)
A crew shuffles cars at the east end of the ex-Interstate Railroad's Andover Yard; the majority of the yard is located out of view in the left background. The small building in the left background... (more)
From time to time, foreign units made it to the coal fields in the Appalachia area. A combination of locomotives in UP and SP paint schemes leaves Appalachia with another coal train. The train was... (more)
NS U57 shoves empties by the former L&N freight station in Appalachia. Prior to highway relocation in the late 1980s, Business 23, the main highway between Appalachia and Norton, ran beside the de... (more)
U53 departed Andover Yard, rolled around the east leg of the Appalachia wye and waits on the main line while conductor Joe "Robbie" Robinson realigns and locks the wye switch for the mai... (more)
NS 708 approaches Roaring Branch between Appalachia and Big Stone Gap, Va. Powell River and Business 23 parallel the NS right-of-way to the right and at a slightly lower elevation.
The cab on NS U47 rolls across the bridge over the ex-L&N's Cumberland Valley line at Appalachia.
A coal train slowly rolls behind Appalachia's main street as it prepares to leave town. The track to the left of the train is the former No. 1 Southern-Interstate interchange track; Nos. 2 and 3 S... (more)
A crew at Appalachia assembles a unit train. The left number board on the lease unit sports a slightly different style than that of the right number board.