Having just shoved their second cut of empties through the loadout at Creech, C633 waits for shift change at the mine before loading the cars. The clouds are catching light from the sunset happeni... (more)
A view from the sky off the Lexington Coal Company's Creech Mine operations at Mary Helen. A C633 loading crew is on their 2nd cut of cars being loaded at the mine. The C633 loading crew has alre... (more)
The CSXT CV Sub runs 118 miles south out of Corbin, KY, to Pennington Gap, VA. Not alot runs out here normally except the Brice Limestone trains and a few coal trains that are loaded around the mi... (more)
This is the old company store of the Mary Helen Coal Corporation. The load out in the distance was once called Merna, but in later years (with different owners) it was named "Creech," and more rec... (more)
Four L&N U25Cs are loading one of the earlier flood-loaded unit trains--the Merna to JacMac (Georgia Power) train. The 16-notch throttles of the GEs were useful in shoving upgrade on the 3 to 4 pe... (more)
Early flood-loaded unit train at Merna, using four 16-notch throttle GE U25Cs loading upgrade on a 3 percent hill.