A eastbound coal drag waits on helpers next to the old coaling tower at Farm, deep in the heart of the Appalachians.
An EJ&E SW1200 hits the CSX diamond with a transfer run at Calumet near East Chicago.
Another customer waits for service inside HLS.
A SB mty GALX train for Leatherwood crosses Howards Creek Viaduct on the EK Subdivision. The covered hoppers on the headend contain ANFO for surface mining and will be dropped at at Combs just sh... (more)
Mine run passing the abandonded Grundy Tipple heads for Weller Yard.
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.
A single GE brings a Newport News bound train out of Shelby Yard and heads down the Big Sandy Subdivision. The train was loaded the night before down on the old Clinchfield's Nora Branch at Neece... (more)
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.
EB down the Kanawha bound for Danville Yard on the Coal River.
Myra Shifter passing the Landmark Mine at Esco, KY, on the SV&E Subdivision.
A mine run for the Pevler Complex snakes past a slide fence deep in the valley along Wolf Creek.
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.
SB Q541 is screaming in Run 8 as it crosses frozen Otter Creek on the climb up Richmond Hill.
SD40-2 6111 and SD40 1613, both of N&W heritage, prepare to pull a rail train east out of NS's Bluefield, WV yard on a sunny May morning.