With 110 loads for Ceredo, a Coal Run to Russell crew boards CSX GE AC4400CW No. 434 for the 90+ mile trip to Ceredo. The crew will soon double up before easing onto the Big Sandy main. On the rig... (more)
CSX EMD GP40-2 No. 6972 and mother idle near F.S. Vanhoose & Co. lumber spur in Paintsville yard. While coal is dominant in this section of eastern Kentucky, locally owned businesses still contrib... (more)
Two Norfolk Southern motors lead 100 empties toward Affinity Mine on NS' former Virginian Winding Gulf Branch in Tams, W.Va.
Illuminated by Quinnimont's infamous sodium vapor lights, the eastbound cantilever at 'QN Cabin' guides an eastbound coal train through the New River Gorge. This final stretch of C&O-style signals... (more)
Under a full moon, the Dawkins cantilever signal stands guard over the railroad's Big Sandy Subdivision in rural eastern Kentucky.
A C&O cantilever signal protects the westbound interlocking at RB Cabin on the railroad's Big Sandy Subdivision east of Louisa.
Illuminated by November's full moon, in a scene that almost resembles daylight, the N&W CPL at McClure on NS' ex- Norfolk & Western Wolf Creek Branch is painted by moonlight on the night before Th... (more)
Silhouetted against a full moon, an N&W CPL, in a rather unexpected place, protects movements on NS' Wolf Creek Branch in rural eastern Kentucky.
Old meets new at Sprigg... Illuminated by a full moon, two N&W CPL's stand against their replacements at CP Sprigg on the night of August 27th, 2015. Now, the CPL's have been replaced and new sign... (more)
Tucked away in-between Sprouse Creek and the mainline on N&W's 1.6-mile Alma Branch, a classic N&W CPL displays an 'approach slow' on the approach to Alma Jct. Currently, this line sees no revenue... (more)
Standing guard at 'VN', an old-style N&W CPL protects westbound movements while its replacement awaits full installation during a heavy downpour in Salem on July 3rd, 2015.
Just days before Norfolk Southern would mothball the eastern end of its former Virginian Princeton-Deepwater District, eastbound loads met westbound empties between... (more)
NS EMD SD70ACe pushes NS U91 toward Elmore Yard, slicing through a tight rock cut near Harper, eastbound on the Virginian P-D District.
Two NS EMD SD70ACe's assist NS U91 over the west end of the Virginian's Princeton-Deepwater District, spanning the large viaduct at Dothan on their afternoon run to Elmore Yard from Alloy.
NS GE ES44AC No. 8135 and two other head motors pull 100 loads of coal across the Virginian trestle at Slab Fork, nearly completing their crew run from Alloy Yard to Elmore.