"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".
As an early morning fog continues to burn off, "OLD VS. NEW" is seen here with an old former N&W caboose being passed by a newer 44 AC (with the requisite brake stick) which has just descended the... (more)
One of the newer 44AC's already prowling the Pokey as a "pusher"...
25J rolls under the new signal at Stepptown amid the approaching fall colors on NS's Kenova Division.
AC Power rolls east on the Kenova Division, and if you look closely, appears fall has arrived in the Tug Valley...
On a cold December afternoon, MTY's cross the Little Coal River via Blue Tom Tunnel. Gotta be a story there somewhere...
Little taste of what the Clinchfield engineers had to work with for the Elkhorn Extension and a connection to the C&O. This tunnel straddles the Kentucky/Virginia stateline near Elkhorn City KY.
Couple older AC's ride out the weekend by the sanding tower in Shelby Yard...