Certainly a change of pace from operating coal trains for the crew of Norfolk Southern mine run U48 is operating this track geometry train. The geometry train (research cars NS 33 & NS 34) is bei... (more)
A Norfolk Southern SD40-2 loco reverses the research train up the Clinch Valley Extension from Andover, to Stonega.
The J01 dump train has unloaded at Wentz, located a short distance to the right, and slowly rolls past the idled Osaka No. 2 tipple at Stonega. The crew will return to Holton, located on a spur of... (more)
NS U48 shoves empties along the ex-Interstate Railroad through Stonega for loading at Wentz, located about a mile to the rear. The remnants of the Stonega Bath House are in the right background. T... (more)
NS 4614 shoves on the rear of Westmoreland Coal's Dump Train at Stonega.
At milepost 1: The conductor of NS U47 rides the caboose (essentially a shoving platform) as the train backs past milepost 1 of the former Interstate Railroad in Stonega, VA. The train of empty ... (more)
Westmoreland Coal's Dump Train unloads at Wentz. The train was sequentially unloaded a car at a time via a conveyor belt that ran the length of the train. The conveyor on the hill in the backgroun... (more)
Westmoreland Coal's Dump Train shoves past the idled Osaka No. 2 tipple, located a short distance north of the Virginia Coal & Iron (VC&I) Company's original Stonega operation. The Dump Train will... (more)
Westmoreland Coal's Dump Train has finished unloading at Wentz and rolls around the curve by the Stonega bath house, located just out of view to the right, as it begins its journey back to Holton ... (more)
Westmoreland Coal's Dump Train, operated by NS, backs towards the unloading area at Wentz, located a short distance above Stonega, on the ex-Interstate Railroad. An ex-IRR mine run pauses to the l... (more)
NS U48 with a new ac conversion in standard paint backs the empty Duke power train thru the tight confines of the small community of Stonega (railroad name Wentz)
A 105 car hyper train is coming from the Wentz Mine and through the small coal camp community of Stonega.
Still dropping ties along the former Interstate Line to Wentz, NS 92R cuts between some old coal mining houses in Stonega, Virginia with a par of EM's leading.
Crossing the mine road into Wentz, a pair of EMD's lead 92R slowly up the former Interstate Railroad Stonega Branch in the early morning hours.
In a rare move up the former Interstate Stonega Branch, NS 92R drops ties in downtown Stonega, Virginia for replacement later this week. The mine at Wentz just changed hands, and things are start... (more)