The late winter scenery can look pretty bleak in the southern West Virginia coal fields. The mountain of coal slag in the background will look the same even in spring and summer months. But there ... (more)
NS 194 and NS 745 come face to face at the west portal of Hemphill #1 tunnel on the "Pokey". NS 745 has the Interstate heritage unit in charge.
N&W 611 and NKP 587 doublehead the 1989 "Independence Limited" eastbound past the remains of the coaling tower at Farm.
Former Conrail SD60I, 5621, renumbered to NS 6744, leads a westbound freight train at Farm. Farm was one of those places where you could really get a feel for the old N&W. With numerous CPL's, dou... (more)
It was quite a busy day on the Pocahontas Division.. four eastbounds stacked up back to back between Welch and Iaeger waiting on pushers for the shove up Elkhorn Grade, a slew of westbounds on the... (more)
After waiting for help to arrive, NS 83J blasts off from under the old coaling tower at Farm in the NS Pocahontas Division.
NS 8901 leads a mixed freight train through the hills of West Virginia on a late summer afternoon.
A light power move is going away westbound into Hemphill Tunnel No. 2 just west of Welch, W.Va.
NS 8062 shoves a loaded coal train through the tunnels at Hemphill, WV in the NS Pocahontas Division.
Shoving 762 eastbound after coupling up at Farm, Norfolk Southern's Nickel Plate and Norfolk and Western Heritage Units work past the iconic CPL's at Hemphill on the Pocahontas District.
A Pokey turn job picks up speed as it exits Hemphill No. 2 near Welch W.Va.
A lone ACe has cut from the front of a train and goes to Flat Top to be added to another train for power.
AC pushers with a Southern Heritage unit goes to the rescue of a coal train at Farm.
18M got pushers at farm and finally got moving again. The dash 9 and ex-SOO SD 60 is putting the power down and has smoked the tunnel up pretty good for the helper crew.