Guess Shelby hasn't been completely forgotten, as new power has arrived and spotted on the EE of the yard on the point of two SB coal drags.
In The Heart Of The Trillion Dollar Coalfield, a unit train full of the commodity that built Williamson snakes through downtown headed west.
GE DC Power rolls 5 new wrapped EMD's east through downtown Williamson on a late spring afternoon.
As the Stones used to sing, "Just a Memory"... Little Alco served the Clark Elkhorn Loadout for years, only to be scrapped during the recent renovation for LDH Energy's new loadout located near Mi... (more)
1200' deep on the south end of Breaks Gorge, lead pusher 809 rolls north adjacent to the Russell Fork River after a meet with CSX 66N and its accompanying pusher set working hard headed upgrade so... (more)
98J Work Train has just received permission to take the Pokey main line and is backing up on the Ought One wye to knock down the green in the curve out of sight. This work train is out on the main... (more)
Nice to see a couple of the "Kings of Shelby" on the east end of Shelby Yard today headed south. Traffic has been impacted severely due to millions of tons of coal left in place due to regulatory ... (more)
Unique vantage point (and one I've not seen) of the Breaks Gorge, which the Clinchfield engineers utilized for the Elkhorn Extension. Seen here is 66 south grinding upgrade and pass MTY hoppers st... (more)
Interesting signage spotted on the outskirts of Shelby Yard as 5290 south starts grinding up towards the Breaks.
Times are tough in the coalfields of Eastern Kentucky...
A Six Pack of 60's follow a Dash 9 through a tight curve known as Ought One (and yes, it's that tight).
Consecutively numbered PRR & NW Heritage Units 8102 & 8103 shown earning their keep on the Pokey as pushers, seen here on the "infamous" Elkhorn Grade passing under the old N&W signals. Grade is v... (more)
SD70ACE grinds up the Elkhorn Grade and passes under the still standing N&W signals (albeit crooked) on a beautiful fall afternoon in the hilss of southern West Virginia.
NS 9819 rolls down the Pokey WB by the CWC enroute to Williamson with a motley consist.
East bound on the Pokey...