The second cut of empties are shoved back to the loadout at Creech while one of the mine workers looks down from the pedestrian bridge.
Resting under the loadout.
The head end at the front of Mary Helen.
A cut of coalgons are in the process of being shoved to the flood loader at Coalgold, all while slowly passing by The Mary Helen Company Store, which still stands to this day.
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)
With a fresh crew on board, mine run X758 sits under the loadout at the Creech Mine on a blazing summer afternoon preparing to flood load the first 30 cars of a 60 car train.
Just after a brief rainfall, steam rises off the road to Creech as a coal train slowly loads in the afternoon sun.
Creech, an Agonizing Wait, and a stellar result. After chasing C633 out to Loyall we heard them get an EC-1 to operate up to Creech on the former L&N Merna spur just south of Harlan, Kentucky, in ... (more)