In this remote part of the Pokey, the rails depart the path cut out by The Tug Fork River. Glen Alum Tunnel provides a quicker route through the mountains while the river travels around a steep be... (more)
It's A Race!
On a dreary November afternoon, the NS 8078 emerges out of the Glen Alum tunnel leading a long string of coal hoppers and catching up to the rear of train 272 on the Pocahon... (more)
Hardest working crew on the Pokey today brings a coal drag off the Gilbert Branch and through Glen Alum Tunnel (which appears to be incurring remedial work). After dropping this train, same crew p... (more)
A late NS 18M blasts out of Glen Alum Tunnel after being slowed by winter storm Titan.
A turn job with older power brings loads off the Gilbert Br. and onto the Pokey main near Glen Alum.
This remote area along the Pokey follows the tight confines of the banks of the Tug Fork River as it snakes its way through the narrow valley.
NS 217 roars out of Gen Alum Tunnel with a load of hot doublestacks.
AC power leads empties bound for Weller Yard out of Glen Alum Tunnel on a cold winter day.
A pusher set enters Glen Alum Tunnel.
The slide fence protects trains entering Glen Alum Tunnel from the ice formed on the cliffs above. These type of fences are common along this tight section of the Pokey.
A Pokey time freight lights the west portal of Glen Alum Tunnel on a cold and snowy night.
After changing mains at Glen Alum, NS 233 regains track speed.
NS 82W creeps around the corner while waiting on NS 233 and the signal at Glen Alum.
When I heard the horn on the other side of the tunnel, I knew I was in for a treat. I was rewarded with with this lone GP38-2 pulling a work train going home for the Christmas holiday.
NS 217 is right on time desipte bad wind and snow conditions to the east.