Great start to a beautiful day as we duck into Pool Point to catch a view of pushers already working hard on this SB coal drag entering Breaks Interstate Park.
The 70th running of the Santa Train crosses Pool Point Bridge with SD40-2 8140 leading.
18 South rolls through the now empty former Clinchfield Yard at Elkhorn City. Still a loadout located here as seen to the left, which loads on tracks located adjacent at a lower level. Note the un... (more)
Starkly etched by the morning sun, Clinchfield F7A 817 is the north end point unit for a three-engine pusher. Later in the day, it will shove a southbound coal train up the 1.5 percent grade throu... (more)
North Meets South- At the exact point where the C&O and the Clinchfield shook hands. The spot is now just marked by a mile post and Station Sign. Barriers broken down between carriers, divisions a... (more)
The Santa Train is an hour into its journey and near the beginning of the Clinchfield Railroad on a very cold morning.
The 2011 CSXT Santa Train crosses Pool Point Bridge led by SD 40-3 number 4025..
Crossing over the Big Sandy and Russell Fork Rivers at Elkhorn City, southbound CSX U303 sports a duo of consecutively numbered GE ES44AC's recently released by General Electric in Erie. This is t... (more)
DC Power rolls over the former C&O trestle that crosses the Russell Fork River at Elkhorn City. Note the surface cut and disturbance in the upper left hand corner. Not MTR, this is construction of... (more)
MTY's roll over Pool Point enroute back to Shelby Yard on the former Clinchfield.
On the site of the former Clinchfield Yard at Elkhorn City, APEX Energy has a small loadout with two Trackmobiles. Amazing at the amount of coal that rolls through this operation.
MTY's skywalk over the Breaks Gorge and Pool Point on their way to Shelby Yard at Shelbiana.
AC6000 on the lead performing pusher duty rolls over Pool Point enroute to Shelby Yard for another go.
An extra north has stopped at the south end of Elkhorn awaiting permission by a stop signal.
Looking approximately 1000' down from high atop Pine Mountain, pushers have just exited Pool Point Tunnel and enter Breaks Gorge near the KY/VA border near Elkhorn City.