After leaving his train in the MOW house track at McCarr, 98J returns light to Williamson with a solo SD40-2.
An original Norfolk & Western SD40-2 leads a small work train long hood forward through the interlocking at Oakvale, eastbound on the Christiansburg District.
An eastbound local passes a pair of ex-N&W CPL signals about 10 miles east of Bluefield. This local has a small cut of cars bound for Celco.
Old N&W and Southern equipment in this MOW train.
Two new trainees has just received their first cab ride as the work train continues cab first towards Thacker WV.
This work train always sports cool old power.
At the end of the workday 98J backs into the Lick Fork Spur to tie down for the night. It will tie on the crane behind for use dropping track materials the next day.
With a salute from the cab, a fast freight passes worktrain 98J on the Pokey not far from the Cedar Welcome Center.
A work crew enjoys the cab ride aboard an old N&W cab on a perfect spring day. What a way to get around!
The red buds are popping open and the river runs a little high from the spring rains. Spring has sprung along the Pokey.
Of NW heritage and still running fine, an old GP38AC built in 1971 idles away on the Pokey main.
Closeup of a faded ol gal. High hoods are still quite common along the stretch from War Eagle to Thacker, doing trackwork which is a never ending job with the heavy tonnage this stretch endures.
An old workhorse chugs away in the Ben center siding as a coal train hustles mtys back to Williamson.
NS 98J passes 2 tagged cars on Ben siding and the slide fence that protects Glen Alum Tunnel. After a hard week of MoW work, the crew hi-balls it back to Williamson for some well deserved R and R.
This NS work train always seems to have cool old power.