The layover point for the Corbin, KY to Pennington (Gap), VA tri-weekly local--trains 91 and 90--was usually the team track at Pennington, located just behind the depot. On a March day in 1967, nu... (more)
A CSXT loaded unit coal train awaits a recrew just north of Pennington Gap, VA on the Pennington-Pocket Branch. The train was loaded at Benedict, VA, above St. Charles. The mine and load out are o... (more)
After the L&N rebuilt famous W&A 4-4-0 No. 3, "The General," they proudly ran it over a portion of its railroad with refurbished "Jim Crow" combine car 665. After visiting end of the line at Nor... (more)
Bucking through the accumulation of a freak early-April snow storm in 1987, three CSXT SD50s (two in Seaboard System paint, one in Chessie colors) have a northbound empty hopper train in tow at th... (more)
A trio of Seaboard System four-motor GEs waits in the house track lead at Pennington, VA for pusher duty to Norton a little later in the evening. The coal train these three units will shove is jus... (more)
Pennington agent/operator J.B.Chadwell points a finger at an approaching motorist at the crossbuck-only unprotected crossing near the depot. He's flagging to allow train 864 to get a "run for the ... (more)
Headed home to Kentucky with a train of mostly empty coal hoppers, Extra 169 North crosses the North Fork of Powell River on its entry to Pennington Gap, VA. The L&N dropped the "Gap" as its name ... (more)
Down by the Depot: L&N's Cumberland Valley Division local has just returned from its tri-weekly round trip to St. Charles, VA with a few coal loads (trains 179-180 in the ETT). After "dinner" (lun... (more)
CSX MofW foreman Jack Bardo watches his crew as they finish work on a crossing at Pennington Gap, VA. In the background, southbound unit coal train V303 waits patiently until enough work is comple... (more)
L&N FP7 660 leads a perfect A-B-B-A set of covered wagons on a southbound through freight at dusk.
The northbound CV Local has just come off the St. Charles Branch with a few loads. The crew has joined the agent inside for "dinner," but after that, they will reboard their mount and head for Cor... (more)
CSX northbound at Pennington Gap on the CV Sub.
CSX loaded coal train easing through the tight confines of downtown Pennington Gap and crossing highway 58.
A classic concrete L&N milepost---CV260--Pennington (Gap), Virginia