810 begins their pull out of Gilbert Yard on the Virginian Main. This small yard, which has became much busier in recent years since the closing of the PD District East of Elmore, was at one point... (more)
810 tops the grade on the Gilbert Branch with 110 tidewater loads, exiting Staggerweed Tunnel at Ben Creek, headed towards the Pokey main at Wharncliffe.
Loaded coal train NS 810 crests the nearly 1% grade climbing out of the Guyandotte River Valley and through Staggerweed Tunnel on the Gilbert Branch, and is now beginning to head downhill towards ... (more)
With 170 loads of black diamonds bound for the port of Norfolk, quite the pair of locomotives leads this 810 coal train. Norfolk Southern heritage ES44AC #8098, the 'Conrail' leads Kansas City Sou... (more)
NS 810 rounds the curve at Briery, Va on a cool January Morning as it makes its way east to Norfolk.
A mere 2 minutes earlier and one of the most amazing glint shots I had ever had the chance of taking would have been in place! A late evening coal drag makes its way eastbound approaching Riversid... (more)
The days before drones! How challenging it used to be to find a better angle of a nice shot that one wanted.
On a early October evening. Norfolk bound coal train NS 810 heads eastbound in the l... (more)
A heavy coal train crossing I77.
Sometimes, one has to pay a small price in order to get 'the shot'... In this case, it was nearly a 300' climb only for it to start raining when the train came. It added drama nevertheless, but th... (more)
Coal, coal and more coal... The lively-hood of many whom reside in Southern West Virginia. Coal mining and railroading are what they depend on, and one of few remaining jobs. When the coal industr... (more)
With the sound of two EMD's in run 8, NS 810 exits the old VGN bridge in Narrows, VA on a breathtaking Spring morning
In gorgeous late evening light, two EMD's roar up the New River with a heavy NS 810 bound for Norfolk.
NS 810 slides under the signal bridge at Robinson with a pair of brand new SD70ACes leading the charge.
NS 810 streaks by the CPL's at Whitethorne on this beautiful afternoon.
6616 leans into the curve at my Aunt Thelma's old house beside the old Virginian Railway. NS 810 is running on an Approach preparing to stop at the Belt Line.