7053 leads an empty hopper train at Alledonia, heading back to the mines for another load of coal from Murray Energy.
The early morning sun makes even this battle scarred veteran shine as it leads a NS local job out of Norris Yard. With the heavy cloud cover it looked as if this would be the only sun all day, tha... (more)
NS 187 with a rare GP50 leader highballs through Vincent, AL on the NS P-Line
NS 187 rolls through downtown Leeds on the P-Line after waiting for NS 270 to clear Central Junction. A rare GP50 is on the point with two UP motors trailing.
Southern all the way Southern power, Southern signals, what more could you ask for. NS 187 with a very rare GP50 leader splits the ABS Signals at the MP 387.6 just south of Sylacauga.
NS 7053 runs around his train for the trip back toward Clemson. The NS local has just been re crewed after sitting all night on the law. The Pickens crew is waiting to pick up their NS cut.
Across the valley is Murray Energy's Powhatan #6 Mine, one of two large loadouts on the Captina Secondary.
In the hinterlands of Belmont County, C08 crosses Captina Creek, the watershed which NS's Captina Secondary follows to Powhatan Point.
Ohio's coal production is lower now than in years past, but an exception to this can be found on the Captina Secondary, where tonnage has increased during recent years.
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!