Fast freight 217 will be stopped at Beech Creek and told to sit until furher notice due to a signal malfunction in about a mile. This curve at Ought-One is one of the most severe on the Pokey, wit... (more)
With the evening sun quickly setting in the Tug Fork valley, mine run SOW heads west with pusher set J25 on the rear. There are no rules along this stretch of the Pokey as pushers can work both ea... (more)
Time for a siesta. With Mother Natures air conditioner running and all three engines idling for hours, pusher set J52 sits on the Buchanan Branch wye awaiting a coal drag later in the evening.
Sporting the odd symbol 77A, a coal drag runs west by the oddly named Ought-One. Not many have visited Ought-One, which stands for one tenth of a mile of the Buchanan Branch which wyes off behind ... (more)
In an elevated fourteen degree curve on the Pokey, one of the most severe, a coal run dashes toward Bluefield. The track to the right goes to the Buchanan Branch and wye, just across the river. Hi... (more)
NS 147 shuffles west on Main Two with the Buchanan Branch running to the right beyond Main Two. The redbuds and dogwoods are just starting to show their color on the Pokey.