The engineer notches the throttle and pulls a cut of coal cars as he makes up a train to take to Russell Ky.
C&O 8106 is one of the very few U boats to receive this paint scheme. Shown here working one of the many coal truck tipples in the town.
Westbound loaded coal drag has just left Shelby yard. Next stop is Russell Ky yard.
C&O engineer Lon Venters is at the controls of No. 97 as it rumbles through Pikeville in the early morning on this overcast day. On the right is Circle C Coal Company's Sowards tipple.
This is the caboose of the West Shifter that comes out of Shelby Ky to work the town of Pikeville and tipples along the way.
Getting them ready for a mine run.
Westbound work train just south of the town of Pikeville. Notice the new Cut in the mountain in the background. Within a year this track will be abandon and the railroad plus a highway and a rive... (more)
Waiting for daylight. The C&O SD 35 will go out on CRR/C&O No 97 and the CRR FP 7 will run a CRR excursion train south.
notice the blue CR F in the background
Shifting a cut of coal cars in the yard
Northbound thru the big cut over newly laid ballast from a previous derailment.
Westbound-Just crossed over Bank Lick Creek entering the now daylighted tunnel
Northbound coal train is down to a crawl as it enters the south end of Chenowee Tunnel near the top of Elkatawa Hill