Empty coal bucket 799 continues its journey Westbound on the Appalachia District while a snowy Clinch Mountain looms in the background.
416 is a helper today on a CSX Hauge Florida bound coal train, as it slows to a stop on the Norfolk Southern Appalachian district now the Clinch Valley district
Take a knee. Don't worry, the train is stopped for photos as we catch a reflective view at track level of Clinchfield Railroad 3632 (SD45). CSX's running of The Santa Train will be extra special t... (more)
A peaceful spring afternoon in 2013 finds rear end pushers on an eastbound CSX loaded coal train drifting by Ben Arnold's trackside home near Gate City, VA. The trains by here are much more scarce... (more)
NS 386 rumbles past one of the many churches along the railroad as it continues east towards Gate City.
As they now less frequently do, a unit coal train trundles westbound up a narrow valley as a cold March wind whistles through and only the green tips on the willows show any promise of spring.
Under a dreary southwest Virginia sky, three brand new GE ET44AC's make their first run up the Appalachia District with an empty Duke Power coal train in tow, seen here running up the valley towar... (more)
Working westbound on the Appalachia District toward Big Stone Gap and points beyond, a pair of Gevos are at the helm of empty DKPX hopper train NS 741 as it passes through Gate City, Virginia.
NS 961 splits the intermediate signals at Gate City, Virginia on a warm summer afternoon. This was a ferry move to to Appalachia, Virginia with the NS 911 for Railroad Day at Natural Tunnel the f... (more)
NS 911 Honoring First Responders Unit clears the signal at Watkins
NS T74 has just blown by the clear signal at Gate City.
NS T74 has just blown by the clear signal at Watkins.
NS 387 heads toward the grade at Big Cut bound for Andover yard.
NS 785 is hard chargin past "The Hob Nob" heading toward the small coal town of Appalachia Virginia.
The photographer was riding the Appalachia Division's East Local as it took siding at Gate City for a meet with train 88, a Yuma Turn. The crew had been called at Andover that morning for 6:30 AM,... (more)