80A passes through Delorme, bound for Carbo with a loaded Duke Power Train and the Central of Georgia heritage unit leading. Up until a few months ago, this interlocking was governed by CPL signal... (more)
On this beautiful autumn evening, 80A assaults the 1.8% grade on its way towards Cedar Bluff, VA along the Dry Fork Branch.
Loaded coal train 80A slowly pulls out of the yard onto the mainline with AEPX loads.
At dusk, a heavy southbound loaded coal train weighing 13,000 tons, crawls across massive Trace Fork Viaduct in Amonate, Va., with locomotives in notch-8 permeating the late afternoon air, while a... (more)
In a never ending pattern on the Dry Fork Branch, 731 with mtys prepares to head west to Auville Yard as loaded coal gons pass at Indian #3. On this humid evening the Dry Fork had nonstop action f... (more)
After traversing the Dry Fork Branch, 80A prepares to hit the Clinch Valley and head east at Dry Fork Junction.
Having just exited Bandy Tunnel, the front half of 80A begins the descent to Cedar Bluff. Most of the unit train is still ascending a near 1.5 percent grade and hasn't entered the portal yet.
Passing the historical Berwind church, pushers on the rear of NS 80A prepare to get down on their knees on the Dry Fork Branch. The move will soon reach a 1.5 percent grade on the way to Cedar Blu... (more)