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Photo ID: 696798

A pair of light AC44C6M's pass through the CPL signal at Anchor, at the West End of Dismal Yard in Vansant.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE AC44C6M
Location: Vansant, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 4160
Train ID: NS S21
Photo Date: March 30, 2019


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By: Billy Hager

Added: May 11, 2019

Views: 819
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Photo ID: 643701

823 passes through the CPL signal governing the Vansant interlocking, where the Prater Creek Branch used to join the Buc Main.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Vansant, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7111
Train ID: NS 823
Photo Date: January 05, 2018


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By: Billy Hager

Added: Jan 06, 2018

Views: 1,103
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Photo ID: 524492

Take a Ride on the Reading! The first of our four heritage motors in two days, Norfolk Southern's Reading painted SD70ACe leads a 105 car train to Weller Yard. There, they would drop off 52... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Vansant, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1067
Train ID: NS U71
Photo Date: March 18, 2015


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By: Jordan Hood

Added: Mar 24, 2015

Views: 1,893
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Photo ID: 523946

With 105 Consol loads in tow, NS U71 led by the Reading heritage engine pulls by Vansant on the Buchanan Branch in southwestern Virginia.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Vansant, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1067
Train ID: NS U71
Photo Date: March 18, 2015


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By: Charles Daniel

Added: Mar 20, 2015

Views: 1,818
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Photo ID: 478340

The ex Norfolk and Western Big Prater Creek Branch was biuilt in 1977, and runs from Vansant Jct. to Deskins, to serve the Island Creek Coal Company's Pocahontas Loader, which was the sole purpose... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: None
Location: Vansant, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 13, 2014


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By: Hunter Richardson

Added: Apr 19, 2014

Views: 12,986
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Favorited: 41


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Photo ID: 437151

A Brookville critter awaits its next work at Mine #2 of Pocahontas Coal near Vansant, VA.

Railroad: Pocahontas Coal
Locomotive: Brookville
Location: Vansant, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1977


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By: Tom Sink

Added: May 23, 2013

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Photo ID: 380650

Riding a loaded Top Gon down the rails, hoping the brake works. Coal is still loaded in Appalachia the same way it was in the 40's in places, using gravity and light braking to roll the mty under ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: None
Location: Vansant, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 15, 2011


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Nov 10, 2011

Views: 5,963
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Favorited: 36
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Photo ID: 380469

An old Alco with the cab removed and a "phonebooth" added to the front for an operator, deep within the coalfields of Virginia.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Alco HH660
Location: Vansant, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VP 8
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 14, 2011


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Nov 08, 2011

Views: 8,293
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Favorited: 29
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Photo ID: 379069

With the old Consol VP #8 prep plant looming in the background, an old workhorse rusts under the coal loadout. This Consol met coal operation was closed down several years ago and is currently bei... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Unknown
Location: Vansant, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VP 8
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 14, 2011


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Oct 25, 2011

Views: 6,809
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Photo ID: 280068

With the closed Island Creek Coal VP#1 plant rusting away in the background, Alco #2 is slowly being reclaimed by the weeds after being cannibalized for parts. The complex is part of the massive V... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Alco
Location: Vansant, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VP 2
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 18, 2009


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Apr 15, 2009

Views: 8,160
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Photo ID: 276449

With the closed Island Creek Coal VP#1 plant rusting away in the background, Alco #2 is slowly being reclaimed by the weeds after being cannibalized for parts. The complex is part of the massive V... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Alco
Location: Vansant, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VP 2
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 18, 2009


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Mar 19, 2009

Views: 3,004
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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 186620

Showing the tight confines of Appalachia where houses, rails, and roadways share the valley bottoms, NS 2771 has just left Dismal Yard headed to Weller.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70M-2
Location: Vansant, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 2771
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 07, 2007


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: May 07, 2007

Views: 2,063
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Photo ID: 120258

This is what happens when you've been a bad little switcher!

Railroad: Island Creek Coal Co.
Locomotive: Alco S-2Cat
Location: Vansant, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: ICRX
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 29, 1983


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By: Sid Vaught

Added: Sep 26, 2005

Views: 3,619
Comments: 0

Favorited: 3
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