The new absolute signals guide the high priority westbound baretable under the deactivated C&O cantilever. With new signals up and taking over time is running out for the classic C&O signal. In l... (more)
Changing of the Guard.. A Cranemasters employee has just began cutting on the C&O signal heads protecting eastbound movements on main two at Mt. Carbon.. Within an hour, the entire cantilever wil... (more)
Going from single to double main at Mt. Carbon, a westbound long term detour baretable train, CSX Q139 charges under the disconnected C&O absolute at CP 'Mt. Carbon'. The new signals have had thei... (more)
Going to double track at Mt. Carbon, westbound CSX L135 passes under the soon to be replaced interlocking at C.P. Mt. Carbon, east of Montgomery on the far western end of the New River Subdivision... (more)
CSX 900 heads west under the still in service C&O US&S signals as well as the in use code line. The signals days are numbered as the new replacements are up and ready to take over the job.
With the first good snow for the area falling, this coal drag made for a good photo opportunity.
Westbound CSX Q303, the only manifest between Richmond, VA and Russell, KY passes under the vintage C&O cantilever at Mt. Carbon, east of Montgomery.
CSXT 7752 leads a loaded coal train through Eagle, WV
Amtrak 176 leads the New River Leaf train P936 through Mt. Carbon, WV
In the small community of Mt. Carbon, C&O style cantilevers still direct train movements over the New River Subdivision. With Positive Train Control going into effect in 2015, these signals, along... (more)
CSXT 4540 and an AC4400 lead a loaded coal train through Mt. Carbon, WV
Q303 heads west through Mt. Carbon in route to South Charleston yard.
C&O's bread and butter: an eastbound tonnage coal train hammers toward Hinton, Clifton Forge and Tidewater Virginia at Newport News.
CSX SD80MAC 805 has 145 trailing coal loads laying down a layer of coal dust as the train enters the first section of single track since departing Russell. Ahead lies the remote and scenic New Ri... (more)