A loaded Buchanan Branch hill run glides down grade through the Virginia hollows toward the Pokey main.
92J crosses Knox Creek and VA 650 at Hurley, taking their short slop freight East towards Weller.
U52 passes under the unique cantilever at Lester Fork, bringing tidewater loads towards the Pokey main at Ought One.
On a wonderful June afternoon, Coke loads from Dismal roll West under the cantilever at Lester Fork with a tophat leader.
After a crew change as Lester Fork, U54 gets underway passing the bracket signal at Hurley, with 162 empties and a pusher on the rear bound for Weller Yard.
With a gloomy evening sky overhead, the pushers from U71 pause on a bridge over Lester Fork after cutting off from the train, and await a signal indication at Hurley. The Old Sulphur Springs Old R... (more)
Dropping downgrade into the small community of Hurley, Virginia, NS westbound loaded train U60 passes the unique N&W signals in Hurley on the Buchanan Branch.
UP SD70M No. 4633 leads a loaded coal train past the cantilever signal at Lester Fork, westbound on NS's Buchanan Branch to Ought-One from Weller Yard.
As the rain starts to let up, and the fog starts to settle in the valley, NS Weller Pusher Set J86 shoves a loaded U72 across the bridge in Hurely on the Buchanan Branch.
Southern 630 rolls through Hurley, VA on its way to Devon, WV in the late afternoon.
1st return trip of the day finds SOU 630 crossing Knox Creek on the Kentucky/Virginia line amid some spring color...
Southern 630 heads north through a coal loadout just north of Hurley on its way to Devon.
Locomotive 630 ducks under the signal at Hurley.
A set of pushers heads back to Weller Yard and will be entering Riatt Tunnel on the Buchanan Branch in a few yards. This branch has one of the steepest grades on the Pokey.