An empty hopper train (NS 709) en route to the Appalachia area, exits Jones Cut in the Baum Hollow section of East Stone Gap, Va.
Southern 4501 crosses the trestle over the South Fork of Powell River in East Stone Gap, Va. on the return portion of its circle excursion from Kingsport to St. Paul via the ex-CRR, St. Paul to No... (more)
A light drizzle falls on southwest Virginia as a CSX empty hopper trains passes through East Stone Gap, Va. on its return trip to the eastern Kentucky coal fields. Currently running on NS trackage... (more)
A CSX coal train slices through the heavy fog as it grinds upgrade through the Baum Hollow section of East Stone Gap. The train is utilizing NS trackage rights between Big Stone Gap, Va. and Frisc... (more)
The motive power for a short NS 720 returns light to Andover Yard after setting its train off at Yuma. The South Fork of Powell River flows to the left; Little Stone Mountain looms in the backgrou... (more)
A loaded Yuma Turn approaches the Route 613 bridge over the track in East Stone Gap, Va.
A coal train grinds upgrade through the Baum Hollow section of East Stone Gap, Va.
A trio of CSX units in the "stealth'' paint scheme grind upgrade through Baum Hollow with a coal train.
It's early spring in SW Virginia. The redbuds are blossoming; the leaves on many of the trees are starting to come out. CSX 506 leads an empty hopper train across the curved trestle in East Stone ... (more)
A pair of westbound pushers, running on NS trackage rights, split the signals at East Stone Gap (MP 5) on their return trip to eastern Kentucky.
A CSX unit coal train, running on NS trackage rights, is about to pass under Route 613 in East Stone Gap on its eastward journey.
Empty train Q04 rolls downgrade through the Baum Hollow section of East Stone Gap, Virginia.
CSXT 641 is the rear pusher on an eastbound coal train to Eastman Chemical in Kingsport, TN. It's crossing Baum Hollow Road in East Stone Gap.
The fall of 1999 was particularly colorful in my region of the world. This NS westbound is dropping downgrade over Baum Hollow Trestle through East Stone Gap, VA. This is a late afternoon shot, so... (more)
"The Dark Side"
Too many railroad photographers are obsessed with the "sunny day" wedge shot---a brightly lit nose and low sun to illuminate the trucks (wheel sets) and othe... (more)