After catching NS #4087 west of Welch we decided to part ways with that manifest train and turn to another classic location to photograph incoming west-bounds: the Court Street overlook. Here, SD7... (more)
One of my favorite spots all day: Welch, WV. If this place doesn't scream coal country then I don't know what does. Here, NS #4087 crosses over McDowell Street and the Tug Fork River just west of ... (more)
Intermodal NS 233 rolls west through Welch, Wv., seen high above Welch Tunnel.
An AC44C6M rebuild leads NS 195 west over a very high Tug Fork River in Welch, Wv on the Pocahontas District.
NS 7633 exits Welch Tunnel leading an eastbound coal train.
The tunnel modification was done sometime between 2007 and 2010 for the Heartland Corridor Project to allow clearance for double stack ... (more)
Seen from high above Welch, Wv., the pusher for NS 820 head east through town enroute to Bluefield.
8097 leads a pusher set westbound out of Welch Tunnel and over the Tug River. They are headed to the west end of Farm where they will couple onto an eastbound train to assist with the climb up the... (more)
A light helper sit rolls west through Welch, Wv with a trio of GE variants. Just a few miles west of here it will couple to the back of NS 194, which is sitting at control point Farm in Caples, Wv... (more)
The New York Central heritage unit leads a light helper set west through Welch, Wv in some of the last light of the day.
Soaring over the trestle in Welch, Wv, NS 17M continues its journey westward. On point is the Erie heritage unit.
3 unit pusher set heads East at Welch during a heavy snowfall.
Two former Southern Rwy diesels lead a westbound empty hopper train out of Welch tunnel and across the Tug River. B23-7, 3980, was 1 of 54 units built between 1978 and 1981. SD40, 3200, was built ... (more)
A manifest blasts out of the East end of the Hemphill tunnels in Welch, WV illuminated by early morning light.
A coal train sits in the middle track awaiting a re-crew.
Norfolk Southern train 29G rolls downgrade into Welch, West Virginia with an increasingly rare standard cab C40-9 leading the train toward the next crew change in Williamson.