Westbound empty hopper train 771 passes through the CPL signals at White in my 3rd trip down here in 4 days. With the cutover date for the remaining CPL signals set to take place within the next f... (more)
A C40-9 leads Westbound intermodal train 29G through Thacker on a wonderful May evening.
CP 8719 heads up a Williamson to Weller Yard bound empty coal train with 2 dead in tow NS locomotives the first trailing unit had a burned out traction motor and the 3rd trailing unit would not lo... (more)
Eastbound autorack train 272 passes the junction of the Lick Fork Branch at Thacker, which is now only used for MOW Storage.
Destined for Belews Creek, NC, eastbound Q46 (2nd 746), holds back at Thacker to meet 233, with the Reading and Jersey Central heritage units.
Nickel Plate 765 storms out of Delorme with the return trip to Williamson from Ought-One.
Two new trainees has just received their first cab ride as the work train continues cab first towards Thacker WV.
At the end of the workday 98J backs into the Lick Fork Spur to tie down for the night. It will tie on the crane behind for use dropping track materials the next day.
SD60M stretches this coal drag out at the mouth of Grapevine Creek.
A flurry of blooming redbuds give blazing color to the WV hills along the Pokey as an mty coal drag passes the Thacker Signal Department. The symbol will turn into U15 moments later as the train h... (more)
Mine run U15 uses a high nose SD40-2 to shove mtys up the Lick Fork Branch and under the loadout at Little Boy. After the big Old Ben mine closed in 1995, these rails sat rusting until last year ... (more)
EMD power leads NS 720 east on the Pokey with 102 mtys at Thacker, WV.
NS 17N screams west up the Pokey with engines 9198-8718-9216 on the point.