A former Island Creek Coal Company slug prepares to start flood loading a cut of NS TopGons at Deskins, deep in the heart of Appalachia.
EB down the Kanawha bound for Danville Yard on the Coal River.
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)
Mty hopper train heading for Andover Yard is just south of Natural Tunnel, VA
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.
The light is fading fast as a EB time freight prepares to head east under the old coaling tower at Farm.
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!
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.
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.
AK Steel 1220 leads a cut of mty coke hoppers south toward the coke works with the engineer running the unit by remote control while relaxing on the front "porch" of the switcher.
A former L&N cab in an odd green scheme rest on display along US 25 in Middlesboro, KY.
A mine run out of High Power Mountain is in the siding at Alloy for a run down the PD after New Years
EB mine run off the Wolf Creek Branch crosses Pigeon Creek on the Pokey main.
Alco mine critter used at the Kilowatt Prep Plant on the Coal Run Sub. The unit has been stored since an explosion closed Kilowatt in 1995.