Perserverance pays off on this day. Not only did I get gorge level but I got to see a grain train led by some vintage power. Not to say that someone else hasn't done this but to my knowledge I hav... (more)
This has been a location I have been wanting to photograph for a very long time. Being patient and having a cloudless sky rewarded me with this well lit perspective. A lot of spots on this side of... (more)
Coal loads from one of the mines on the former L&N are seen here with the 237 pusher operating under trackage rights. Operating on former Southern rails this train is enroute to home rails to the... (more)
714 Southbound is crossing the 4th longest bridge on the former CRR. It was soon enter the tunnel at Indian Ridge.
Probably one of the most popular photo locations on the former CRR is the bridge at Pool Point. Two of the newest locomotives in the fleet pull this heavy coal train up the grade of nearly 1.8% s... (more)
Just south of MP 10 is Hills Mills Bridge. Although this location is accessible the area itself is fairly remote. Just north of here the Splash Dam coal loader use to operate years past. It is now... (more)
I figured since I posted a pic from the other side of this bridge then I would post one from this side. Elkhorn City offers several different vantage points for railfan photography. This is one of... (more)
Getting an early start railfanning on this September morning allowed me to catch the southbound manifest as it passes the site of the former location where the old CRR yard office use to be. In be... (more)
This extra south is crossing one of the most recognizable landmarks on the former CRR. Copper Creek Viaduct. With tons of Appalachian coal this SB is in Run 8 as it muscles on towards the next sum... (more)
Built July 1949 for the C&O " Chesapeake District " this series of steel cabooses were built to handle the increase of traffic after WWII. There were 100 of these built (90200-90299) with an addit... (more)
Brand new and true to the test...821 muscles massive tons of Ky bituminous upgrade as it approaches the town of Haysi.
Seen here consecutive numbers engines 910-911 pull a loaded coal train east as it rolls through the massive Pikeville Cut-Through.
Seen from the eastern most end of the Pikeville Cut Through this eastbound loaded coal train is sporting 4 locomotives on this September morning. This is quite an unusual sight.
Pushers are working hard as they help move a loaded coal train through Towers.
Fresh from Erie.....with consecutive numbers 911-910. This EB is charging into Elkhorn City while I'm standing on the bridge that goes to nowhere....Literally!