Emerging from Buffalo Tunnel, the only tunnel on the 125 mile line between Catlettsburg and Elkhorn City, ethanol train K477-02 heads east on the Big Sandy Subdivision, bound for interchange to th... (more)
Its 5am and Eastern Kentucky is waking up. The core of our galaxy is rising over the classic C&O cantilever that faithfully keeps its watch over the Big Sandy Subdivision, as it's done for over ha... (more)
Q693 exits the only tunnel on the Big Sandy Subdivision, between SK and BU Cabin just East of Paintsville
N760 crosses under the C&O Cantilever signal guarding the crossovers at Dawkins, just East of Paintsville.
MTY's, MTY's, MTY's, as far as the eye can see. Good to see a little activity in the Paintsville Yard (finally). Also, a CR train can be spotted in the their midst, along with, at about 10;00 o'cl... (more)
110 loads for Ceredo from Coal Run Jct. pass through the pure C&O interlocking at W.E. Paintsville on the railroad's Big Sandy Subdivision.
CSX EMD GP40-2 No. 6972 and mother idle near F.S. Vanhoose & Co. lumber spur in Paintsville yard. While coal is dominant in this section of eastern Kentucky, locally owned businesses still contrib... (more)
Dawkins Shifter rolls pass the former depot. Last passenger train ran back in 1963 using two RDC-4's with a baggage car towed on the back end.
Dawkins shifter motive power is tied up for the day. In the background on the left is the single stall engine house that was used in the steam days for light running repairs for the many 2-6-6-2... (more)
Newly repainted and probably on borrowed time, this unit is far away from the high priority freights it was purchased for.
RDC-4 9080 leads westbound #39 operating between Elkhorn City, KY and Ashland, KY preparing to pick up an empty express car (far left in the background) at Paintsville yard.