NS 3553 brings up the rear of Westmoreland Coal's Dump Train as it begins its climb up Crest Hill en route to Westmoreland's Holton Complex for loading.
After picking up loads at several mines in the St. Charles area, U59 makes its way through Imboden on the ex-Southern's St. Charles Branch on its return trip to Andover Yard. The Pigeon Creek vall... (more)
NS U41 works its way thru Imboden on its way to Saint Charles for loading at Benedict.
NS U 40 rolls very slowly down the steep grade, leaving a huge cloud of brake smoke, from the "divide" which is the top of the ridge splitting Lee and Wise Counties with 70 coal loads fr... (more)
These Southern GP38-2s were headed for St. Charles, VA, on the branch by that name, on February 15, 1985. They're passing the upper, or "mty" side of Fraley's load-out above Imboden, VA.... (more)
Southern Railway Appalachia Division mechanical department employees are cleaning up a major coal train derailment in 1968, assisted by heavy equipment from local contractors. The gentleman in the... (more)
A portion of a 56-car derailment at Imboden, VA--the result of a runaway down the 3.5 percent grade from Crest, VA to Appalachia on the St. Charles Branch of the Appalachia Division.
In her last use as a steam-powered machine, Interstate Railroad's derrick W-50 is helping to clean up a major coal train derailment on the steep (3.5 percent) descent from Crest to Appalachia, VA.... (more)
A empty NS Dump Train with a GP50 on each end climbs Crest Hill on the ex-Southern's St. Charles Branch for loading at Westmoreland Coal's Holton Complex.
This is the result of an out of control coal train two miles into a descent on a 3 percent grade as it hits a 12 degree reverse curve (St. Charles line of the Appalachia District). Notice the loca... (more)
A runaway down the 3 percent grade from Crest, VA resulted in this 56-car pile up of loaded coal hoppers at Imboden. The head end crew rode it out, and the engines did not derail.