Looking like something out of a model railroad, this scene is actually the site of a Limestone quarry in the heart of Rockcastle County Kentucky. The rail lines on the left were once part of the ... (more)
With a load of Frack sand in tow here we see locomotive 62 lead train ID W-239
Notch 8 and Sand at OX Cabin. Even 150 empty hoppers require a bit of effort to move West over the East Slope of the Alleghany Grade.
Exercising trackage rights on the former MGA, #62 glides across Dunkard Creek.
The remains of an old loadout are visible in this shot, a reminder of how coal was shipped prior to the advent of the unit train.
About as clean as they come.