17M speeds down the mountain across Elkhorn Creek and through Eckman Yard with power to spare. Today's power consist of NS 8551, 6631, 6643, 8672 and 8986.
A eastbound coal drag waits on helpers next to the old coaling tower at Farm, deep in the heart of the Appalachians.
Everything is ice covered as NS 60N takes an hour to drop off 20 autoracks in old Georgetown Yard. Getting back home was a true adventure after snapping this shot!
Mine run passing the abandonded Grundy Tipple heads for Weller Yard.
NB operating down the Coal River Subdivision crosses Rock Creek in a light rain.
Waiting for service inside HLS. Ex-BO 6959 (GP30).
EB up the Big Sandy on a snowy morning.
Former CN units idle in the yard at the Kanawha River Terminal in Ceredo, WV.
Alco mine critter in use at Clinchfield Coal's McClure River Prep Plant. Unit had formally been used at the massive Ranger Fuel's Beckley No. 2 Mine at Sabine, WV.
A mine run out of Hazard works mtys up the Lotts Creek Branch on its way to load at Sigmon and is passing the long abandoned Ajax Tipple in a lite snow shower.
South East Coal Company's GP38-2 gets serviced at Ravanna before returning to her coal hauling duties on the EK Sub.
An EJ&E SW1200 hits the CSX diamond with a transfer run at Calumet near East Chicago.
A mix of EMD and GE 4-axles hustle loads for Kentucky Utilities north up the KY at Farriston past the recently idled Interstate Coal Company loadout. One of my first B&W shots.
SB Q541 is screaming in Run 8 as it crosses frozen Otter Creek on the climb up Richmond Hill.
SB Q213 slides under the old wooden overpass at Kiserton on the CC (KY) Subdivision.