Light power set of helpers head west past the signals east of Welch.
Helper set heads to Farm to push the next train up to Bluefield on the "Pokey".
After acquiring helpers at Farm, No. 826 jars the ground as it pops out of Hemphill No. 2 in notch 8, near Welch, W.Va., as a hint of afternoon sunlight tries to reach the tunnel portal.
An empty Norfolk Southern coal train rolls west through Welch, West Virginia about to enter the tunnel portal on a foggy March morning. From this vantage point you can see how all the homes cling ... (more)
The Lehigh Valley heritage unit is paired with another AC unit and serving in Pusher service along the Pokey.
Assisting eastbound coal loads toward Bluefield, NS' Southern and Erie heritage locomotives cross over the Tug Fork in downtown Welch, eastbound on the former N&W mainline.
NS 9813 makes his way through the S-Curve in Welch.
NS 1020 pokes his nose out of the tunnel on the Pokey.
"NS 272 clear signal Welch, main 2 east, out"
On a cool evening perched above the town of Welch, W.Va., finds eastbound loaded train No. 746 working east, as it crosses over highway 16 before entering the Welch Tunnel permeating the hill bene... (more)
Observing a maximum speed of 10MPH, empties for Wilcoe Yard and the N&W branch lines of the Tug Fork snake their way outside of Welch under the power of two NS GE's.
NS 1020 pulls a train through Welch Tunnel in the snow.
Norfolk Southern 9774 pulls a manifest through Welch, WV on a late Fall Noon.
Assisting NS 52Q toward Bluefield, a duo of AC's featuring NS' Interstate Railroad ES44AC crosses over Tug Fork in downtown Welch, eastbound on the N&W mainline.
On a gorgeous fall afternoon is southern West Virginia, Interstate Heritage Unit 8105 is found performing pusher duty on the Pokey.