1200' deep in the Breaks Gorge, CSXT 5251 rolls out of the seldom seen north side Towers Tunnel portal, carved out of the rocky remnants left by the Russell Fork River...
SD70M-2 leads a coal drag by an active river loadout headed east towards the Pokey. The loadout (Argus Energy) seen to the left is slated to close December 27, a victim of coal's lesser role in t... (more)
SD70 proceeds at walking speed over the remnants of an emergency repair to the Kenova mainline that stopped all traffic due to a massive slide here last week. To the left out of sight is the Big S... (more)
In one of the more remote sections on the Kenova Division, NS 836 brings Detroit Edison coal hoppers back to Southern West Virginia.
NS 836 rolls under the still standing coaling tower at Prichard on the Kenova Division. If you look closely to the left you can see that prep work has already begun on the massive Prichard Intermo... (more)
NS 44Q rolls out of one of the double Hatfield Tunnels eastbound on Main 1.
They Live! Not one, but two old ALCO's have escaped the scrapper's torch in a remote section of Eastern Kentucky. Located in Martin County, KY. these were found sitting near the head of NS's Wolf ... (more)
A peek in at Pool Point. After a 2 and a half mile hike in, and waiting a couple hours for that distinctive sound, pushers finally emerge from Pool Point Tunnel and are exiting as seen here...
"Bad Motor" SD40-2 is being set out in Flat Top Yards by a crew from Bluefield.
Dash 9 is at a crawl near the summit of the Elkhorn Grade at Sandy Ridge. The 2 44AC pushers job is about over as the summit (& Elkhorn Tunnel) are directly behind me.
This pusher's job is done as it brings up the tail end of 16,800 HP (2 Dash 9's & 2 44AC's) that has just "pushed" a loaded coal drag up the west slope of the Elkhorn Grade. Note the massive exhau... (more)
Fall has arrived along NS's Pokey, seen here as a set of 44AC's push another coal drag up the steep Elkhorn Grade.
NS 199 stops in Flat Top Yard to pick up a cut of cars on a beautiful fall afternoon along the Pokey.
Urban railroading, West Virginia Style. NS 199 crosses Tug River and gets ready to duck in Welch Tunnel for a trip up the infamous Elkhorn Grade.
Only power spotted in Auville Yard, due to the dramatic decrease of coal being shipped. Note the old coaling tower still standing from the days of "King Coal".