Williamson is such a great place to watch trains. You can really get close to the action, and several elevated areas to view action in the yard. And the houses that dot the mountainside can someti... (more)
Gone and apparently forgotten, the old loadout (and 2 concrete feeders) still stand a short distance up Upper Burning Creek near Kermit. I believe it was opened by Wolf Creek, then acquired by A.T... (more)
About as wide open as it gets in these parts, and way down in the valley below, NS power transfer is headed west (right to left) through the sleepy village of Winco Block (named after one of the 1... (more)
The Christmas lull is over as a parade of EB's begins with this skywalking AR crossing the CSX Main & the Ohio River floodplain enroute to Williamson...
About as wide open as it gets in these parts. Stopped at the signal at Borderland, NS 2777 awaits the green to divert prior to going in the yard at Williamson....
Appears the KRT has undergone a transformation (or at least a paint job) after SunCokeEnergy Inc. acquired a 100% stake in the terminal at Ceredo. Green locos are gone, replaced with a nice orange... (more)
Seldom seen east end of the Williamson Yard is seen here during the 2014 Christmas lull. Turkey Trot? Huh, possibly a REO fan from way back? HA!
Norfolk Southern hauls a massive SunCoke Energy (which originated near Grundy VA) train down the Tug River Valley enroute to Kenova WV.
Missing part of its moustache, NS 9943 & sister rolls over one of the twin bridges at Wolf Creek, enroute to Pevler at the head of the Wolf Creek Branch, to assist in flood loading another unit co... (more)
Great place to take a lunch, kick back, and soak in the sights. Pusher set crosses Pool Point, which prior to World War I, had the distinction of being the longest single span steel bridge in the ... (more)
Loading has begun at the recently renovated Slone Branch Terminal loadout near Millard, operated by CCI.
Tucked at the head of the Alma Branch, Sprouse Creek GP30 awaits its fate under the once booming loadout at Rawl Sales, near Matewan. Sign of the times in the Appalachian coalfields, as there's na... (more)
Pushers returning light roll west towards Farm and pass a row of houses that have seen better days...
Fall is in the air, as a set of coal drags await pushers under a leg (or two) of the old N&W coaling tower still standing at Farm.
The "infamous" Elkhorn Grade (which is very apparent here) has this old warrior down to a crawl on a beautiful fall afternoon along the Pokey in southern West Virginia. Next up, Coaldale... (more)