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 hot & dry summer day and fresh loads off the Delorme Branch make for very dusty conditions along the Pokey as a mine run heads toward Williamson at track speed.
SB out of Ravenna on the EK Sub with 190 mty hoppers and 10 misc loads for Hazard.
A SB Harllee-bound unit train rolls through old KC Tunnel 12 on the CC (KY) 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.
A CSX mine run is just departing the former L&N (now NS-Owned) yard in Middlesboro to run up the hollar for loading. Ex-GMP 530 (GP30).
Former Southern caboose on display at Sadieville, Ky.
Extra South 508 pounds the steel at Levisa Junction on the Big Sandy Subdivision. The train is only 10 minutes out of Shelby Yard, you would have thought they would have caught that burned out he... (more)
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.
The light is fading fast as a EB time freight prepares to head east under the old coaling tower at Farm.
As Sandstone Mountain looms in the background, a loaded News-bound train waits out a Hinton gridlock at Brooks along the scenic New River.
EB Amtrak heads into the New River Gorge.
CSX SD70ACe 4841 and SD70AC 4768 hold the main as they roll ELFX mtys north through the south end of Wofford Pass on the KD Sub. Hot SB intermodal Q141 is in the hole just out of sight to the rig... (more)
A mine run out of Corbin is flood loading at Clover on the Right Fork.
The engineer on southbound NS train 143 has an impressive display of power in the wind as the consist speeds through the central Kentucky tobacco farms just north of Lexington.