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.
Mine run passing the abandonded Grundy Tipple heads for Weller Yard.
Former CN units idle in the yard at the Kanawha River Terminal in Ceredo, WV.
SB Q213 slides under the old wooden overpass at Kiserton on the CC (KY) Subdivision.
An EJ&E SW1200 hits the CSX diamond with a transfer run at Calumet near East Chicago.
South East Coal Company's GP38-2 gets serviced at Ravanna before returning to her coal hauling duties on the EK Sub.
Showing she still has what it takes in today's world of AC traction units, a former N&W SD40-2 hustles over 100 mty across Davis Branch on the way to the big yard at Williamson. These are former ... (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.
SB Q541 is screaming in Run 8 as it crosses frozen Otter Creek on the climb up Richmond Hill.
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.
NB operating down the Coal River Subdivision crosses Rock Creek in a light rain.
Eastbound NS 281 creeps up to the summit of the grade inside Bluefield Yard as the rear helpers notch off the throttles. A quick crew change and its on toward Roanoke.
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)
NB Q544 crosses the snow-covered truss bridge over the Rockcastle River on the KY Subdivision.