As clouds roll over East River Mountain, ahead of a cold front that would later be responsible for the removal of most foliage, an eastbound mixed freight glides downgrade through the scenic East ... (more)
Westbound NS 217 leans into the S curve east of Ingleside, upgrade on the Christiansburg District toward Bluefield. Fall colors are at their peak along East River.
Passing 'AD Cabin' in Alderson, high priority Q135 charges at track speed through the quaint town of Alderson in the Greenbrier River Valley, east of Hinton.
The Ronceverte helper operating as CSX H247 assists eastbound U276 upgrade, passing the interlocking at E.E. White Sulphur Springs. The helper will continue to shove as far east as Tuckahoe, to th... (more)
In the late evening autumn light, two 'boxcar logo' AC's struggle upgrade with 150 cars of West Virginia coal destined for Pier 9 in Newport News. In full throttle, and sand applied, it's a diffic... (more)
After assisting 150 loaded coal hoppers over the Alleghany grade from Ronceverte to Tuckahoe, the Ronceverte helper returns west, passing the east end of the siding at 'Browns Mill', near the town... (more)
On a busy afternoon on C&O's Alleghany Subdivision, westbound grain empties pass the E.E. White Sulphur Springs, downgrade toward Ronceverte, Alderson, and points west. Meanwhile, an eastbound dis... (more)
Passing the EAS at WS Cabin, west of the White Sulphur Springs Station, Amtrak's eastbound Cardinal reduces from track speed, preparing to observe the station stop. Fall colors are near peak in hi... (more)
Eastbound on the Alleghany main, high priority eastbound container train CSX Q130 passes the secluded C&O signal bridge at 'Caldwell' east of Ronceverte, and exactly five mile west of White Sulphu... (more)
Riding on the heels of CSX Q135, an empty train for the coalfields idles on the west platform of the Prince Station, waiting for a signal west to 'Apple Orchard'.
As fall colors approach their peak in the New River Gorge, high priority CSX Q135 observes a slow order through Prince, the passing the C&O cantilever at east end.
Crossing over the New River at the bottom of the Gorge in Hawks Nest, CSX manifest freight Q303 makes a daylight trip west from Hinton to Russell.
Complying with the 10mph slow order over the New River at Hawks Nest, CSX Q303 with a recently rebuilt SD40-3 from CSX's Huntington Locomotive Shops leads the short, eight car consist.
Shay 11 pulls the 3pm Whittaker train into Gum Curve, just south of the Lower Switchback. Today's afternoon train is sold out, as passengers enjoy the 2012 fall colors.
Making its third and final trip of the day, Shay 11 shoves the 3pm Whittaker train toward Lower Switchback, passing over Leatherbark Creek in full fall peak, outside of the Town of Cass.