A eastbound coal drag waits on helpers next to the old coaling tower at Farm, deep in the heart of the Appalachians.
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.
A CSX mine run loads the very first hopper car at Hignite for the new Santee Cooper contract. Ex-GMP 530 (GP30).
Mine run passing the abandonded Grundy Tipple heads for Weller Yard.
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)
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)
Another customer waits for service inside HLS.
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.
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.
The light is fading fast as a EB time freight prepares to head east under the old coaling tower at Farm.
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.
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.