NS 8104, the Lehigh Valley heritage unit, leads pusher set J30 west through Maybeury, WV.
Darkness is falling on the Pokey as the Lehigh Valley heritage locomotive leads a four unit pusher set running under the symbol "J30" through the yard at Eckman.
Westbound manifest 195 hustles out of Williamson towards Portsmouth, Ohio and points west, passing the center siding at Nolan, West Virginia. As progress has spread like wildfire to the Williamson... (more)
Darkness is closing in as the NS 29G rounds the bend in Landgraff with a pair of BNSF motors in charge.
Well...that can't be goodIt seems the 2% grades of the Princeton-Deepwater District have taken a toll on U85, today's train being one of the last of the ex-VGN hill runs. As the tr... (more)
As the late evening shadows begin to creep into the small community of Keystone West Virginia, enough light is still present to light up the NS 29G as a pair of BNSF motors lead their train west o... (more)
As the light fades early in the evening, Roanoke bound manifest 188 passes the dual-mast & single-mast CPL's at McCarr just east of Matewan. The eastbound replacement signals are already in place... (more)
Having sat idle at Massey Energy's Sprouse Creek loadout for several years, the former Southern hi-hood now sports new reporting marks on the cab, and (according to security personnel on site) has... (more)
With the news of the Elmore to Kellysville section of the ex-Virginian P-D District being shut down in favor of the lower-grade Guyandot River Branch, the days of 2... (more)
After cresting the 2% grade from Deepwater to Oak Hill, Elmore bound U91 begins down the 1% grade between Oak Hill and Pax, just a few seconds away from crossing the trestle over Painter Creek at ... (more)
Having come from Elmore earlier in the day, the Virginian heritage unit sits tied down at Neds with a cut of coal loads.
18M passes through Borderland, a few miles from a crew change at Williamson.
Coal loads roll Eastbound through Sprigg with an SD70M-2 in the lead.
A local heads back to Brooklyn Jct under overcast skies.
In the last light of the day, with storms in the area, a rare YN2 EMD pulled in on the front of 317. The yard is littered with EMDs today, as a local crew tries to start up an SD50-3.