The N&W's 250-ton Industrial Brownhoist derrick from Bluefield, WV is cleaning up the west end of a major derailment on the Southern at Glenita, VA.
The Knoxville-based 300-ton Industrial Brownhoist derrick D-1 is cleaning up the east end of a major derailment at Glenita, VA.
The mid-train remotes on this eastbound loaded Southern unit coal train were stacked like cord wood when there was a heavy slack run-in and a broken rail just east of Natural Tunnel. The derrick w... (more)
A loaded NS unit train rolls eastbound past the signal at Glenita on a rainy and foggy last day of February. The rear of the train is exiting Natural Tunnel, the reason for the 15 mph speed restri... (more)
Knock, knock (Who's there?); Train (Train who?); Train's comin' through the door--that's why I knocked!
Winding along Stock Creek, westbound for Natural Tunnel (about a mile and a half ahead)
Southern's D-1--a diesel powered modern 300-ton derrick based at Knoxville--eases around a curve at Glenita to begin picking up a derailment.
The men's outhouse at the Natural Tunnel Freewill Baptist Church overlooks this eastbound CSX coal train. Thankfully it was not occupied at the moment.....
Westbound CSX motors over Stock Creek just east of Glenita, VA.
Pushers on NS 707 ease downgrade. One more hill to climb, and then it's homeward bound to Andover.
The mid-train "slaves" on this coal train kicked out after a slack run-in, resulting in a quite a pile up in 1968 on Southern's Appalachia Division.
Don't be fooled: he's only running about 20 MPH here...I shot this at a 15th of a second.
Eastbound coal, just past Natural Tunnel
Pusher set on eastbound NS coal train has a WC SD45 in the mix.