The freshly fallen snow makes a nice contrast with the rich, black, Northern Appalachian Baily Mine coal on a cold winter morning at Belews Creek Steam Station.
The Republic Locomotive Works yard switcher waits for the next Norfolk Southern train to bring another load of coal to Belews Creek Steam Station. The station burns two 105 train loads per day and... (more)
The Republic Locomotive Works yard switchers position hoppers to be unloaded by the rotary car dumper. The dome structure in the background is a storage facility for high quality fly ash (coal ash... (more)
The Republic yard switcher moves coal hoppers into position to emptied by the rotary car dumper. The bulldozer on the pile is a Caterpillar D11. There is approximately 1.8 millions tons of coal in... (more)