Rounding a twenty-degree curve on a 1.7% uphill grade, H802 with 2 AC's and 37 loads of coal are down to 3mph on wet rail.
CSX H802, a Rainelle shifter makes his way off the NF&G during the 2009 fall peak. This portion of the NF&G is quite secluded from civilization.
CSX 702 and a fellow ES44AC head for the east leg of the Sewelly Valley Apex and head for Meadow Creek Yard where they will drop off their 30 loads and bring 30 MTY's back up to Rainelle.
CSX H802, a mine run from Rainelle creeps past a small creek enroute to the Meadow Yard nearly 5 miles down the line.
A westbound coal drag struggles to keep his train under control as he rumbles downhill approaching the "loop" on the NF&G. The foliage in southern West Virginia is 98% peak as of October 26th.
After receiving the Shaver and Alpha DTC blocks, a loaded coal drag with 30+ loads rumbles up hill on the outter skirts of Rainelle on a beautiful fall like afternoon.