About 45 seconds after the Virginian Heritage Unit shoving on 18M rounded the corner, Westbound helper pair J5N comes through with the Norfolk & Western Heritage Unit on point, bound for Farm to s... (more)
The Virginian Heritage unit has found a home in pusher service on the Pokey. On a nice March afternoon, the 1069 faces West shoving on the rear of the 18M headed upgrade.
"WINCHESTER AND WESTERN AFTER DARK"
Returning to Corning Yard after a Friday evening trek to Hagerstown. 86 rolls past an already made up Winchester turn.
For this and other... (more)
A pair of NS GE's head toward Bluefield WV with a long coal train in tow. The train is seen splitting a set of endangered CPL signals with the mast for the new signals already in place. This is th... (more)
Business as usual as NS 9823 rolls up the Pokey under a rare clear sky of late. Note all the MTY hoppers sitting to the left, a sign of the economic downturn in the Appalachian coalfields. The Tug... (more)
The Virginian heritage unit leads Q7A Westbound through Matewan on a gloomy March afternoon.
The Savannah & Atlanta heritage unit leads Eastbound coal train 746 through Stonecoal. He will stop about a half of a mile ahead at the place known to the railroad as "Bandaid", off of r... (more)
756 exits Welch Tunnel on a nice March afternoon.
81T rolls East through Welch, bound for Flat Top for some work and a crew change.
Westbound autorack train 29W splits the CPL's at Ingleside. The replacements are on their way up here, as with several other areas on the East side of Bluefield.
Originally built for Michigan Limestone and Chemical in 1950, Alco S4 #115 (Bear's Blue Ox) heads toward Star Bridge with a cut of hoppers for loading. 115 took over road duties from Old 113 seve... (more)
Tied down in front of the Huntington Amtrak Station, a leased FURX Geep and two SD40-2's wait for a new crew to finish their work between Huntington and Russell for the night.
Amtrak's Cardinal kicks up a little snow as it crosses Coal River heading east through St. Albans, WV.
Amtrak PO 30 heads East as seen in this view from inside the passenger shelter at Duffield's
The last rays of sun for the day, and finally after a 3 hour CSX shut down due to switch issues the KO 143 with 3 BNSF locomotives heads west on the Cumberland Sub