"Coke" train awaiting a crew on the outskirts of the Pocahontas Yard.
Impressive NW SD45 (long-hood forward, of course) and slug do some switching at the west end of the Williamson Yards. In the background is the old "Town Bridge" which carried US 52 over Vinson H... (more)
A view of the operator's board in Williamson, WV, in the days when the Williamson operator controlled the RR from Devon to Williamson.
"Lake" coal prepares to depart Williamson, WV. Coal moved in both directions from Williamson. Tidewater coal went east and Lake coal went west.
So shiny you can see reflections in the paint, Operation Lifesaver Special 975 is shown in a closeup after arriving back from Kenova Yard.
So shiny you can see reflections in the paint, Operation Lifesaver Special 975 is shown having the camera and wiring fixed for the viewing passengers before departing to Kenova.
A NS OLS train has a rest in Williamson before heading East on the Pocahontas Div.
A coal train awaits a signal to go west out of the Williamson Yard. A Conrail Dash 8 is the second unit back.
The new EMD is having major troubles as it smokes up the scene in downtown Williamson.
With the old freight depot center rear, NS OCS 951 makes its 1st appearance in Williamson.
The morning light shines on this special guest to the Pocahontas Division. This was a welcome site on a line dominated by coal trains.
With its 1st visit into the Southern West Virginia Coalfields, NS 951 has just backed out of the Pocahontas Yard, and switching over to the main for its trip east.
Rusty & Dusty Dash 8 making up trains on the outskirts of the Pocahontas Yard.