A standard cab SD70 leads a loaded coal train downgrade as it heads east out of Matoaka tunnel on the former Virginian. In the coming weeks scenes like this will become a thing of the past as Norf... (more)
The last westbound empty coal train to traverse over Clark's Gap passes through the tunnel near Matoaka. To the right is the long dormant Bluestone Branch, perhaps evoking the future bleak look of... (more)
U85 drifts down grade through Matoaka, WV with 100 loads for Duke Energy's Belews Creek power plant after cresting the top of Clarks Gap on a miserable September day.
On the last weekend of operations on the ex-Virginian Princeton-Deepwater District, a single hill run operated between Elmore and Princeton with two engines out front and 100 loads behind. Here, t... (more)
On the former Virginian Railway, an eastbound loaded coal train bound for Princeton has just climbed the steep grade to Clarks Gap. At Clarks Gap, the trains pushers were removed and sent back li... (more)
Virginian coal loads from the Southern West Virginia coalfields grind upgrade near Matoka along the former VGN mainline from Elmore to Princeton.
On a gloomy morning along the former Virginian Railway, No. S10 crosses a short trestle in Matoaka, W.Va., with what's left of the town looming below. In the late 80's, Norfolk Southern removed th... (more)
With a splash of WV fall color on the hills, Hill Run U88 makes two cuts and ties the loads down atop Clarks Gap. Not exactly on the beaten path and slightly difficult to access, the scenery is st... (more)