Eastbound 780 enters the West Portal of Welch Tunnel. The tunnel was one of many modified via notching for the Heartland Corridor Project between 2007 and 2010, which paved the way for double stac... (more)
The J60 helper set eases to a stop at Iaeger, awaiting another Eastbound to assist up the grade.
A pair of Westbound empty coal trains sit tied down at Mercer Street in Bluefield.
Eastbound 780 is down to slightly above walking speed, rolling through Northfork with a heavy coal train in tow.
The 614 is preparing to be turned after pulling the "Chessie Safety Express" into town from Cumberland, MD. The highlight of the trip was the climb up the B&O's legendary Seventeen Mile... (more)
R.J. Corman waits under stormy skies to head out on the main and tie the train down in the siding.
Ghostly remains of the concrete piers of the abandoned N&W line still stand guard over the Guyandotte River near Justice WV. Building of the R.D. Bailey Dam project necessitated relocating approxi... (more)
2nd roundtrip through the eastern states railfanning. This time with fellow railfan Ulrich from germany.
Bringing the 1st cut of loads from the mine down the valley, The Beech Mountain Railroad's Alco S-2 "Old 113" eases across one of the Beech Mountain's infamous "Submarine" Brid... (more)
It is another mild evening in December and NS 1021, an SD70ACe, leads a mixed (piggy back and regular) intermodal eastbound on this cloudy day. Seen in the background is part of a local chemical i... (more)
Running light up the valley to retrieve the last cut of loads for the day, The Beech Mountain Railroad's Alco S-2 "Old 113" charges through the sleepy little community known as Palace Va... (more)
On a dreary November morning, the NS 233 glides past the signals at Vulcan passing a long string of empty coal hoppers along the way.
Westbound empties for Williamson silhouette the duel N&W CPL's at White on the railroad's ex- Norfolk & Western mainline in southern W.Va.
Crossing the West Virginia/Virginia state line, the pushers on NS 776 are hard at work for the last few miles to Bluefield, passing the CPL's at the east end of Flat Top Yard.
The newest addition to Cass’ roster, Western Maryland 150-ton three-truck Shay #6, simmers near the coal dock, while 80-ton three-truck Shay #3 switches equipment. The big 6, which was recently ac... (more)