Crossing Old Dixon Schoolhouse Road on the outskirts of Blackey.
An empty coal train rolls North past the Blair Branch Community of Isom on a gorgeous fall afternoon in Letcher County Kentucky.
CSX C840-11 fights the uphill trestle at Hall, Kentucky as the photographers fight the heavy downpour.
Nighttime in the Appalachia town of Pikeville is broken up by the daily southbound Q693. Here they approach OF Cabin, a timeless C&O cantilever still standing the test of time. OF Cabin is along t... (more)
A look into the ongoing restoration of C&O 2716 at Ravenna, KY. Much work has been accomplished turning a massive derelict car shop and former CSX rail yard into a functioning steam locomotive re... (more)
With wash on the line, a suspension footbridge across the creek in the front yard, and coal trains in the back yard, the residence to the extreme right of the photo oozes Appalachia. The train is ... (more)
Three Louisville & Nashville unite still in L&N paint pull northbound empties through Girdler, Kentucky. By this time, it was becoming increasingly difficult to find trains without at least one Fa... (more)
Well-worn Louisville & Nashville U30C 1537, in Family Lines paint, leads a better-looking pair of SD40-2’s through Barbourville, Kentucky. They are pulling a coal drag toward Corbin on the line fr... (more)
Louisville & Nashville RS36 914, aided by a slug cut down from an RS3, switches the yard in Corbin, Kentucky. C420 1320, adorned in the what may be the best version of L&N colors, stands in a line... (more)
An empty CSX coal train takes a left turn off the Big Sandy Sub starting its way up the Coal Run Sub for another load of black diamonds
Loaded CSX coal train N760-28 rolls past the signals at West End Pauley-Wagner near Coal Run,KY.
The early morning sun greets an empty CSX Brice coal train E321 starting into the cut beside the Levisa Fork in Pikeville,KY.
An up close and personal view shows the loading process as mine run C612 inches along at less than a mile per hour loading its train with Kentucky black diamonds.
Balkan mine run C612 has just scanned its cars through the Balkan loadout and is ready to load the first cut with a nice YN2 leader and fresh snow on the ground.
Tucked back in a mountain crevice deep in the Eastern Kentucky coalfields, a creech mine run loads coal at the infamous Creech loadout in Harlan county. The old Mary Helen Coal Corp company store ... (more)