An eastbound Norfolk Southern coal train crosses the high steel trestle at the former mining community of Micajah, West Virginia, on the drab day of January 4, 2003. Three more locomotives are pus... (more)
Five Norfolk Southern locomotives cross the high steel trestle at the former mining community of Micajah, West Virginia, on the afternoon of October 20, 2001. The engines had just taken the first ... (more)
The first "hill job" of the morning exits Tunnel #12 and crosses the high trestle at Micajah, WV on this beautiful fall morning. Scenes like this will be gone after the October 1st shut... (more)
Eastbound Hill Run exits Micajah Tunnel on a remote stretch of the former Virginian Railway.
It's a chilly morning and the unrelenting sound of an approaching "Hill Run" dominates the quiet valley surrounding my location. Soon, NS #U86 emerges into daylight from Tunnel #12 and crosses ove... (more)
After pulling a coal drag over Clarks Gap and setting it off at Algonquin, the motors head back to Elmore Yard to repeat the task all over again. Anybody ever been to Micajah?
After the middle pusher unit went down, crews stop the shove to Clarks Gap on a Hill Run to bring the power back up. Shove stopped between two tunnels due to the exhaust.
Pusher set returns to Elmore after shoving a Hill Run over Clarks Gap on the old Virginian.
Power heads back for the second cut after problems on the Hill above Elmore Yard. Tunnel #12 looms ahead after dropping cars off at Weyanoke on the other side of Clarks Gap. This area is extremely... (more)
U85, a Hill Run, exits Micajah Tunnel on the old Virginian between Covel and Weyanoke on the way up to Clark Gap. Spring is just days away as the trees begin to bud on this very remote stretch of ... (more)