A daily autorack helps make up the traffic along the Pokey while a siding full of old NYC and Conrail cars await the scrappers torch. A sign of the tuff times for coal along the Pokey.
Dash 9's grind another coal drag up the Tug River in a remote section of the Pokey known as Lindsey.
This is probably one of the longest straight streches along the Pokey. TSA 44.6 is located here.
What keeps the trains running. Ribbon rail has just been layed between Wharncliffe and Cedar, with many welds inbetween the long slivers of new rail and hours of grinding having been completed.
A work crew enjoys the cab ride aboard an old N&W cab on a perfect spring day. What a way to get around!
This remote and rugged area of trackage follows a path carved out by the Tug River. The tracks are literally laid out betwen the mountains and the river. It may be 100' wide between them here.
The red buds are popping open and the river runs a little high from the spring rains. Spring has sprung along the Pokey.
Leaning sharply into one of the many curves along the Pokey, a coal drag passes mtys stored on the center siding with steep ridges in the background.
Most railfans think that the NS units are too plain. I disagree, this B&W looks just as good as any other railroad colors out there. I would like to see a few of these babies in Tuscan red though.
NS 82W is a local that moves coal daily. It is a commom sight along the Pokey.
Conductor M. McCloud peers out the window to see who the strange looking guy standing trackside is.
Under the most incredibly blue sky I have ever seen on the Pokey, westbound 17M has it pretty easy runnin downgrade along the Tug Fork Valley towards Williamson.
A grain train banks into a elevated curve near Lindsey. This section of Pokey rails follows a winding narrow path cut out by the Tug River seen here flowing beside the mains.
17M is fast becoming my favorite train. Here lately, it has had lots of power with a colorflul lashup.