All is exceptionally quiet on CSX's ex-C&O coalfields, but a clear signal at the W.E. Coal River Siding indicates that will soon change as a 220-car coal train makes its way to the mainline at St.... (more)
It's a couple minutes 'til 1 am on the early morning hour of Dec. 8, 2011, as two locomotives and 150 empty hoppers bound for the coalfields of southern West Virginia approach Alleghany Summit, th... (more)
In the winter's fading daylight, a 220-car empty coal train passes a community church along Stovers Branch, near Orgas, in January 2022.
A heavy wet snow blankets the otherwise bare trees in the Coal River Valley at Brounland, as four GEs and 220-cars head for Elk Run's Marfork mine for another load of West Virginia metallurgical c... (more)
Norfolk Southern grain train 34W heads down the Kenova District as it passes the coal loadout of the Big Sandy Terminal Inc. in Dock Creek West Virginia, south of Kenova. Now a shell of its once b... (more)
An Indiana Southern and Indiana Rail Road coal train sit crewless at Dugger mine with two coal trains on a haze and humid evening.
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.
The conductor on Kopper Glo mine run 787 steps off the train before a cut of empties is shoved through the loadout before being filled with black diamonds.
A depressing sight at this once thriving coal loadout, as CSX coal gons rust away.
Of blue and steel... coal hopper mtys are backed up under the loading silo and will be ready for loading in the moring at Middlesboro Minings loadout. For decades the operation was known as Appolo... (more)
The last car of the first cut of a 60-car unit coal train of higher sulphur coal destined for the Eastman Chemical in Kingsport, Tennessee, is just about finished loading at Red River Coal's prep ... (more)