After being called out of Bluefield to assist the 83G climb the Elkhorn Grade after breaking a knuckle at Switchback, Norfolk Southern's "Lehigh Valley" and "Nickel Plate" heri... (more)
Running on home rails, the Norfolk & Western Heritage Unit, along with two other NS units, shoves hard on the rear of loaded NS coal train 83J as they climb Elkhorn Grade through Switchback, West ... (more)
18M passes through Switchback, despite having 8 units up front, only the front 3 are online. The 3 online units have their hands full, in full notch 8 and barely above walking speed, as the 7100 f... (more)
In a drizzling summer rain, a pair of Norfolk Southern's Heritage Units shove a loaded eastbound coal drag upgrade as they lean into a super elevated curve at Switchback.
Southern Belle leads 18M past Switchback on its way to Bluefield.
The "infamous" Elkhorn Grade (which is very apparent here) has this old warrior down to a crawl on a beautiful fall afternoon along the Pokey in southern West Virginia. Next up, Coaldale... (more)
NS SD60 6661 leads 4 other units with a loaded coal train through Switchback, WV
Ascending Elkhorn grade in the final minutes of daylight, a pair of NS C40-9W's drag 100 loads of Appalachian mined coal over the N&W mainline toward Bluefield. Snow and cold temperatures have mad... (more)
On a rainy, humid day along the Pocahontas District, a clean GE leads an eastbound coal train through the crossover near Crozier as it assaults the Elkhorn Grade. Notice the signal reflecting off ... (more)
A trio of GE's lead an eastbound coal drag up the Elkhorn Grade as it knocks down the signal in Switchback on the Pocahontas District.
With heavy snow still falling and gusty winds cutting through the valley. NS 83J stops short of CP Switchback to sweep up a cut of hoppers before continuing towards Bluefield.
Struggling hard up the Elkhorn Grade, two veteran GE's lead 762 as it knocks down the signal at Switchback.
With sanders going and locomotives in notch-8, No. 776 tackles Elkhorn Grade in Switchback, W.Va., led by NS's Central of New Jersey heritage unit. The train weighing just over 15,000 tons is down... (more)
A pair of ES44AC's pushing hard upgrade with a loaded coal train at Switchback, WV
NS SD70ACe 1022 leads a loaded coal train and meets empty coal train led by NS 8968 at Switchback, WV