The CSXT CV Sub runs 118 miles south out of Corbin, KY, to Pennington Gap, VA. Not alot runs out here normally except the Brice Limestone trains and a few coal trains that are loaded around the mines in the area.
A C633 loading crew has the 1st cut of a coal train loaded at the Creech Mine. They are now pulling out to the CV main at Glidden to set that loaded cut to the main. Then they will grab the 2nd half of the empty train, off the siding, and shove back to Mary Helen to flood load the rest of the train. Old time railroading at its best in the heart of Kentucky Coal Basin. The mine at Mary Helen is operated by Lexington Coal Company who looks like maybe reopened this mine in 2017 after it being idle since 2012?
The Mary Helen Coal Co. opened the Coalgood mines and company town in 1919. One thing that saved this cool old company store is that the post office was in it until 2004. Over 100 years of mining has gone here. What a cool place!