The AK 1216 sits silent at the top of the iron ore rotary dumper hill waiting to push the last few hoppers of iron ore through when the time comes.
AK Steel SW1500 1216 returns to the mill with a load of coke from the coking plant on the Big Sandy River. The train is traveling west along the CSX main shortly after two days of clouds and rain... (more)
As the rain of the past two days heads off to the east, AK Steel SW1001s 1224 and 1223 switch their yard adjacent to the CSX main in the bright evening sunshine.
AK Steel No. 1220, an EMD SW1500 switcher idles near the stock piles of coke in the Ashland Yard. Despite the recent closing of one of AK Steel's production facilities, numerous SW1500's remain on... (more)
Briefly halting near a switch, AK 1223 switches a cut of modified flat cars in the AK yard at Ashland.
With AK Steel's announcement of their closure of the Coke Plant later this year, moves like this will become increasingly rare before eventually coming to an end. Here, westbound AK 1221 pulls a s... (more)