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 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)
EB up the Big Sandy on a snowy morning.
An EJ&E SW1200 hits the CSX diamond with a transfer run at Calumet near East Chicago.
Mine run passing the abandonded Grundy Tipple heads for Weller Yard.
A mine run for the Pevler Complex snakes past a slide fence deep in the valley along Wolf Creek.
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.
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 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)
NS 758 departs off the main line in Bluefield with 120 loads for Belews Creek, NC.
South East Coal Company's GP38-2 gets serviced at Ravanna before returning to her coal hauling duties on the EK Sub.
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.
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)