Former Conrail SD40-2 Leads coal hoppers downgrade toward Ohio Valley Transloading.
Unfortunately, a storm eliminated most of the fall foliage a few days earlier, but a few hardy leaves still remain on the trees along Captina Creek.
NS's GP50s used to be assigned to high priority intermodal trains, it's a strange sight to see this one hauling coal on the Captina Secondary!
Trucks, tugs, & trains all work the coal harbor at Powhatan.
Empties headed west with the Ohio River, Town of Powhatan, & CSX's Ohio River Sub visible in the background.
Empties destined for New Century Mine with Ohio River in Background
A quick burst of snow has covered the ground as loads roll by.
A Classic High hood GP50 with 65 coal loads on the Captina Secondary on Valentine's day.
Empty "Top Gon" unit train is seen entering the Captina Secondary headed for New Century Mine 18 miles to the west of here.
What was the helper coming down the Captina is now the leader crossing Captina Creek in this "push pull" operation.
SD40-2 with a rather dirty horsehead paint job crosses Captina Creek.
ExConrail SD40-2 in full dynamic holds 8,200 tons of coal at 10mph.
Ex Conrail SD40-2 handles empties on this Cold December morning. Note the old helperlink box still installed on the "front porch".
GP50 7037 prepares to depart the Harbor with 65 empties destined for Powhatan #6 mine.
NS is still coping with the aftermath of the floods of last September. This train of stone is headed to one of the many washed out sections on the Captina. An old Conrail Caboose brings up the rea... (more)