With the rugged ridges of WV rising behind, pusher set J52 prepares to take a loaded coal drag east over the Elkhorn Grade. The crew has the EOT device stored on the catcher up front.
A grazing cow can't be disturbed by the passing of 37Q, led by an old GE C39-8 on the fall like morning
Former GE demonstrator. The NS C39-8 number series started with this unit.
C39-8s 8585 and 8651 head south on the Winston line at JK with grain on the head end and coal on the rear. This train has NS 8765 and NS 8612 on the rear, pusher symbol V42. Taken from Walnut Ave.... (more)
NS 750 puts a coal drag together as it passes under the yard bridge. The drag will soon turn east at Iaeger and head to Bluefield with a fresh crew just dropped off by the van in the distance.
C39-8s destined for scrap and a SD40 destined to become a slug await thier fates on the turntable leads...
Completely enshrouded in coal dust, J52 pushers shove hard on the rear of a coal drag just off the Buchanan Branch. In seconds my gear and truck were covered in black gold.
NS GE's smoke it up after receiving a clear at CP 54, having waited for traffic to clear on the Huntington District. 19K will make the turn onto the ex-Wabash at CP 58 and continue on its way to ... (more)
The ex-Conrail paint on NS 8201 still looks good. It teamed with UP 4424 to move NS 224 north through Rockwood.
The fields on snow are melting quickly on a warm March day as former Conrail C39-8 leads an Elkhart bound mainfest westbound at CP 395, just east of Ligonier, IN.
Savage Alberta C39-8 7486,, with its marking recently painted over, sits in the deadline at Homewood.
Trains from both CSX and NS can be seen in a view of Queensgate Yard from Tower A.
Empty coal train 877 heads from Ashtabula to Portsmouth over the Cleveland Yacht Club. Daylight appearances on this line are fairly uncommon, especially in good lighting.