A set of light power rolls westbound into the yard at Bluefield, where it will change crews and head west. The gorgeous fall foliage is still holding strong in the southern portion of West Virgini... (more)
Two former Southern EMDs lead a two car NS 83K west out of a practically empty yard at Bluefield. It was commonplace to stop by here years ago and see the yard tracks full of coal trains awaiting ... (more)
On Top Of The World (at least, for a little while). NS 9163 has almost reached the summit of the infamous Elkhorn Grade on the NS Pocahontas Division. The former N&W signals are still standing, bu... (more)
On a cloudy summer morning, a helper set is tied down for the rest of the day on the storage track after pushing a hill run up the P-D District. This line will be mothballed in the coming days.
This unit is well represented on this site but not like this. Here it leads the EB "New River Train" whose main power, NKP 765, has to turn on the wye and back to Hinton, destination of... (more)
The old N&W signals that have guarded the East End of Elkhorn Tunnel are, sadly, no more. May they rust (er, rest) in peace...
After completing some switching in Quinnimont Yard, a YN2 CW44AC leads Raleigh Mine Run H827-12 under the classic C&O Cantilever Signals on the New River Subdivison. Thanks to fellow RP photograph... (more)
Pusher set prepares to enter the sump at the seldom seen east end of Elkhorn Tunnel. Note the new operable signals and still standing older signal bridge...
Two old war horses sit in the yard at Bluefield.
A coal train works a cut of cars in the early morning fog.
The last part of the signal at Thurmond is pushed over and crashes to the ground with thud.
New River train namesake? After pulling four successful excursions in the 3rd and 4th weekends of October, 26 cars deadhead east on the C&O main to Spencer, N.C. for a series of Oct. 31 & Nov. 1 e... (more)
On the last Saturday of the New River excursion, Amtrak 113 leads the train around the curve at Hawks Nest without crossing over the bridge this time.
SD70Ace rolls into West Virginia via one of the Hatfield Tunnels, used to bypass several miles of unnecessary trackage if the route had followed the mighty Tug river...
A Cass Scenic log train, operated as a Carl Franz photo special, passes the "emergency water stop" just below the end of the line at Bald Knob.