An eastbound Norfolk Southern coal train curves through Ada, just east of Bluefield, West Virginia, on October 25, 1990.
It's hard to beat the rugged looks of a GE C39-8 as evidenced by Conrail 6000 leaning into a curve as it heads west on the ex-Pennsylvania Railroad Middle Division at South Fork, Pa.
Year old GE C39-8, 8555, is departing Bluefield yard for points east. Two additional loaded coal trains are awaiting their turn. Bluefield was a busy place back in 1985. Not so much nowadays.
With a train of 50 tankers for Telford, A rare C39-8 sporting it's original Conrail paint creeps by the former Reading Souderton Station.
Former Conrail/NS GE C39-8 sits next to former CN GP9R 7210 between assignments.
A southbound NS trackage rights train eases down the siding at Starnes, VA to meet a CSX northbound. The old store here has been closed for many years (which should be obvious).