A harvest moon glows on the hills and valleys of southern WVa.
Crews are being swaped out in the Alloy Yard. Notice the 80 MAC with fresh paint hid between the two units to the right.
Welcome to Williamson.
New EMD pushers help a loaded coal train off the steep Gilbert Branch and onto the Pokey main.
NS U20 backs up the Gilbert Branch to load at Alpha Natural Recources. Cabs like this are still common along the Pokey during mine runs like this.
The conductor tries to get the engineer to smile for the photo but nothing doing. With 90 deg. temps cooking the black engine with no A/C, there is not much to smile about today.
A loaded coal train is crossing the left fork of Ben Creek as it decends the steep grade coming off the Gilbert Branch of The Pokey.
Summer time is in full swing along the Pokey. The wild flowers bloom and the coal trains move their product to the powerplants that fuel Americas summer energy needs.
The Cardinal throws off a beautiful reflection in the New.
This photo is pure Pokey. A coal drag struggling to make the tuff grade as it exits the Vivian Tunnel and crosses Elkhorn Creek. As you can see, the old cement marker is still in use.
A unique set of Pokey pushers consisting of the Southern 8099 GE Heritage unit paired with the EMD Erie Heritage unit. Both wearing green paint made for an unusual sight along the Pokey. I called... (more)
A close up of an old N&W CPL in action as a train changes the signal from green to red.
The Peach Creek Yard was busy today. Plenty of coal was on the move.
The Pokey goes to hoppin just as soon as the curfew ends. Here pushers J29 holds main two waiting on NS 148 to give a shove east as NS 233 rounds the bend on main one.
A well traveled Warbonnet leads 3 wild horses eastbound into Williamson.