Covered with a fresh layer of snow, the only C&O cantilever signal on the Big Coal Subdivision stands guard at the E.E. Big Coal Bypass near Sproul, W.Va., in south central West Virginia.
Wrapping around the turn at Brounland, CSX train T176 screams through the mountains on a spring-like afternoon.
A HLCX leased unit leads a coal train headed to the mine to load.
Piercing into the night, an approach indication beams through the fog at Brounland, CLL 1.2 on the Big Coal Subdivision, near Sproul Jct.
A busy night in the coalfields.. Westbound loads roll into CTC territory and exit the DTC Bull Block in Brounland. The train will soon approach. C.P. Sproul Jct. and will merge into CSX's Coal Riv... (more)
It's 8:16 pm in the still valley of Brounland as an eastbound Elk Run empty train rounds the bend, casting a silhouette on the remaining foliage. The near full moon is peaking through the increasi... (more)
As a full moon silhouettes the Brounland absolute, an unusual aura adds some detail to the daytime like scene.
Westbound Elk Run loads round the bend at Brounland during a thick river fog.
Foggy night in the coalfields.. With a clear signal piercing into the night, the signal at Brounland welcomes Elk Run loads back to CTC territory, after traversing much of the Big Coal Subdivision... (more)
Displaying the veteran YN1 paint scheme, CSXT 8418 leads a CSX H065 "Work Train" by Brounland, on the CSX Big Coal Subdivision.
The silhouette of a cross buck.. The stars shine bright over the pitch black community of Brounland as CSX's Big Coal Subdivision shows no signs of an oncoming train.
Nightime at Brounland.. Surrounded by complete darkness, thousands of stars dance in the night time sky as a single crossbuck stands guard at a country crossing in Brounland.
Elk Run bound empties round the bend at Brounland headed for the Bull DTC Block.
The C&O signal displays a clear indication at Brounland for an oncoming westbound. Lighting provided by Mike Mullins.
As a full moon shines bright from above, almost giving the photo a daylight appearance, the westbound signal at Brounland displays a clear indication for an oncoming light engine.