Deep in the hollows of Letcher County, two EMD's rust away at the idled Golden Oak Coal prep plant. These units were called mine critters, which shoved hoppers under the loadout while loading coal... (more)
On a gorgeous Saturday morning, a empty hopper train passes over the Blair Branch crossing in the small mountain community of Isom.
Power and cars set beside stockpiles of coal outside Norton Yard.
First this loco was Conrail, second it was CSX, now it belongs to a leasing company called LTEX and it sets to it's lonesome on the house track in Downtown Appalachia. I honestly thought this loco... (more)
On a hot July morning, a CSX empty SCWX train waits for a crew to depart Loyall. It's good to see some action around these parts, especially with the downturn of coal production.
A Norfolk Southern SD40-2 loco reverses the research train up the Clinch Valley Extension from Andover, to Stonega.
A NS Dash 9 parked in long hood forward style in Downtown Appalachia.
Uncoupled empties from the main and reversing into Andover yard.
At the far East end of The Poor Fork Branch on the former L&N, sets this faded Alco S2 switcher for US Steel. Back in the day, this loco would switch loaded coal hoppers around from The Portal 31 ... (more)
Caboose as a EOT on this train
A depressing sight at this once thriving coal loadout, as CSX coal gons rust away.
CSX 256 with the SCL sticker on the side, pushes a loaded coal train through the Democrat tunnel on the way to Martin.