NS U57 follows Wallen Creek as it approaches Pocket, Va. with empty hoppers. The crew is destined to St. Charles, Va. on the ex-Southern's St. Charles Branch.
NS U57 approaches Pocket, Virginia on the ex-Southern's St. Charles Branch, on a fall day. U57, stationed out of St. Charles, initially left St. Charles as a light engine move and came to the ex-I... (more)
A coal train loaded early in the morning at Powell Mountain Coal's mine at Mayflower, VA, near St. Charles, is easing along on NS trackage rights around a curve at Pocket. The makeshift retaining ... (more)
Three big Seaboard System SD50s are slowly backing up the former L&N Pennington-Pocket branch with an empty unit coal train on a hot summer day in 1985. Here, the train is crossing US 421 and the ... (more)
A loaded unit coal train out of the St. Charles area coils through a tight reverse curve just east of Pocket.
Running on NS trackage rights from L&N Junction to the mine at Mayflower, above St. Charles, an empty Seaboard System unit coal train winds along the valley of the North Fork of the Powell River n... (more)
NS mine run U56, the empty TVA McCloud Turn, eases through Pocket, VA on its way up the St. Charles line to load at Benedict.
CSX mty unit train en route to Powell Mt. Coal's Mayflower loadout waits at the junction w/NS at Pocket after coming over the short branch from Pennington. The crew will wait here for two hours fo... (more)