A new AC set gets serviced before heading west to farm to act as pushers while some older units rest for the weekend.
A fresh load of HUMVEEs enter the Glen Alum Tunnel on their way to the middle east.
AC new power helps a loaded coal drag off the steep Gilbert Branch.
A place that time forgot. Not much has changed here at the Amtrak Station in Prince WV. It still sports its heritage in the from of a C&O sign on the outside. Today, a young mother and child use ... (more)
In a scene that defines the modern day Pokey, new AC pushers shoves hard on a coal drag under the classic sigs and into the ElkhornTunnel. The freezing sleet made for a tuff push up the grade but ... (more)
I was hoping to catch both portals of the twin tunnels but 233 crossed mains between the tunnels on me. It was neat to see one train on both Pokey mains while in both tunnels.
I converted this shot to B&W. It was more fitting than a color shot with the old F units and the depot replica.
This is the first train up the branch since being reopened after being dormant for several months. The narrow bridge is used by both autos and trains as it is the only way across Glen Alum Creek. ... (more)
The track inspection train exits the Gilbert Br. and onto the Pokey main at Wharncliffe. Notice the "short circuit" signal still in service.
A small snow blankets the Tug Valley this morning as two coal trains wait their turn to leave the yard.
NS 233 emerges into a fresh snow after exiting Glen Alum Tunnel.
The silence of the night is broken in the gorge as two trains pass on oppsite sides of the New River.
It gives me chills watching trains here and thinking about the history of the yard.
A coal train awaits it's next assignment from the Peach Creek Yard. This yard is the heart of mountain RRing in Southern WV.
A thick fog settles in along the Tug Fork as the new signals at Glen Alum give off a soft red glow while a coal train eases around the curve.