Framed by some beautiful white flowers outlining Norfolk Southern's Bluefield Yard, the Norfolk and Western Heritage Unit awaits assignment on N&W Home Rails on the Pocahontas District.
Coal was once king here. As pending new emissions legislation comes in to effect coal traffic begins to be come scarce on both West Virginia carriers CSX and NS.
Local J13 brings 110 empty coal hoppers from SunCoke's Ceredo Docks down Track 3 of Kenova Yard, heading for the mainline for a trip down to Williamson. With the idling of the mine at East Lynn, ... (more)
J13 passes through Stonecoal with 115 empty coal hoppers and the Southern Heritage unit as solo power.
Empty coal hoppers pass through Nolan Eastbound, with the Southern Heritage Unit as solo power.
The NS Office Car Special (OCS) with the A-B-B-A head end power crosses over the Potomac River from Maryland into West Virginia on a beautiful Summer afternoon.
For many passengers on the Norfolk and Western H Line this was their first thing that greeted them after crossing the Potomac River into West Virginia. Th... (more)
After pushing an eastbound coal drag over the famed "Elkhorn Grade", NS pusher set J55 emerges from a former N&W ice covered tunnel in Big Four on it's return trip to Farm.
217 passes through Sprigg with a UP SD70ACe leading an ex-UP SD90MAC.
Two old ghosts of railroads past. These are about the only things left at CSX's Danville WV yard. No engines, no coal cars and no employees to be seen at this once busy coal yard. Sad.
Thunderstorms dance around the Kanawha River valley painting the sky and highlighting unique low hanging cloud structure during an unusual nighttime August thunderstorm.
The headlight of NS train no. 188 illuminates Norfolk & Western's coaling tower at Prichard. The train will soon drift out of view to the east, leaving the massive tower silhouetted against clear ... (more)
NS 188 rolls across the 102-year-old N&W Ohio River Bridge into West Virginia during a beautiful August sunset.
"STEEL ROAD TO THE STARS"
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