Standing in the rain, watching 6 locomotives (3 more on the rear) and 100 loads of coal grind up the 2+ percent grade over the town of Covel. A nice way to spend National Train Day.
Eastbound freight 188 has taken a straight shot through Williamson and heads East through Rawl.
Eastbound ethanol loads exit Hatfield Tunnel, the only spot on the Pokey mainline that goes into Kentucky, although very briefly.
CSX local H796-28 pulls out of SunCoke's Ceredo Yard smoking up a storm with 39 empty hoppers heading for Huntington Yard as they race CSX K080-24 bound for Yorktown, VA passing the signals at Spr... (more)
The Capitol Limited pulls into Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, as it crosses the Potomac.
CSX 3091 leads a coal drag onto the low grade at Cherry Run, West Virginia.
Spotting empties for loading at Wells Preparation Plant, a pair of EMD SD70MAC's ease east along CSX's ex- C&O Pond Fork branch at Greenwood. In late April, Patriot Coal announced the potential fo... (more)
Empty coal train accelerates from the control point at McCarr as 3 westbounds head to Williamson back to back. The trains are working around Maintenance of Way working thru the area on both tracks... (more)
BNSF 1967 holds the siding at Levi for the circus train as a customer fills up at the service station.
188 splits the CPL's at Delorme with a pair of CP GE's. The word going around is that these CPL's will be replaced across the division this summer.
On a day filled with foreign power around the Williamson area, 272 accelerates from a stop at College with a CSX ES44AH leading a BC Rail C40-8M
A trio of Canadian visitors lead 217 Westbound past the Nelson Brothers complex in Goodman. With the recent power shortage, foreign power has became almost the norm along the Pocahontas Division.
Crossing the Elk River into downtown Charleston, BNSF SD40-2 No. 1967 leads the NS 380 along the former NYC WV Secondary.
As the RBBB Red Unit rolls northbound towards Charleston for its upcoming performances, the conductor of BNSF powered NS 380 performs a roll-by inspection from the siding at Levi.