810 begins their pull out of Gilbert Yard on the Virginian Main. This small yard, which has became much busier in recent years since the closing of the PD District East of Elmore, was at one point... (more)
On a warm April afternoon, Gilbert Yard is loaded down with coal. 824 sits on the far left, waiting the air to build to take their train to Bluefield.
Coal train 83N departs Gilbert Yard with a loaded coal train for Bluefield, passing over Gilbert Creek west of town. At the rear of the loaded train shoving is NS EMD SD70ACe 1141 as well as DC t... (more)
NS J67 (with the PRR Heritage unit leading) is 10 miles from the Pokey Mainline enroute to Ned (Gilbert Yard) to give 826 (with 100 loaded hoppers) a push...
Having come from Elmore earlier in the day, the Virginian heritage unit sits tied down at Neds with a cut of coal loads.
Early morning light is creeping into the valleys and hollows of WV, showing the blazing Fall foliage. Pushers and loaded Top Gons await crews at Ned, a small yard just outside Gilbert. The loads w... (more)
Two new AC units bring loads off the P-D and onto the Pokey Division on a foggy fall morning.
As an early morning fog continues to burn off, "OLD VS. NEW" is seen here with an old former N&W caboose being passed by a newer 44 AC (with the requisite brake stick) which has just descended the... (more)
Virginian heritage unit sits in one of the many yards that were built to serve the coal fields of West Virginia.
Loads off the P-D await crews to take them to the Pocahontas main at Wharncliffe. What a day, with snow, rain, and deep snow later at Clarks Gap. Thanks to Jay for being the navigator riding shotg... (more)
The snow has got the rails slick and the trackmobile is trying its hardest to move the loaded coal cars. The experienced operator, Curt Lester got them moving in the nick of time. He knows if he d... (more)
Loads sit in the yard that came off the P-D via the old Virginian route. Here, Pocahontas District crews will pick them up and take them west.
With all the floodloaders around, it was nice to catch this trackmobile loading the old way still.
This small yard, if you can call it that is the meeting point of the P-D and Pocahontas Divisions. A P-D crew will get the train after being dropped off by a Pokey crew.