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.
The NS "Blue Mule" pushes hard on the rear of a coal train at Farm as it prepares to enter the twin tunnels at Hemphill.
A NS rebuilt SD90MAC to a SD70ACU begins to pull on a coal train at Farm after receiving pushers.
A 3 unit helper set of NS AC44C6M rebuild 4001, in its special blue and gray paint, and 2 new ET44AC's shove the rear of loaded coal train 83J, on their 2nd assignment of the day after helping 64M... (more)
Westbound grain empties roll through Welch, following the blocks of an empty coal train ahead, from high above the East portal of Welch Tunnel.
Pennsy Heritage unit #8102 is the rear end pusher on this loaded coal train, seen from high above Welch Tunnel.
Eastbound 780 enters the West Portal of Welch Tunnel. The tunnel was one of many modified via notching for the Heartland Corridor Project between 2007 and 2010, which paved the way for double stac... (more)
A westbound empty coal train pops out of the west portal of Welch Tunnel and crosses the Tug Fork on its way back to the mines along the former Norfolk & Western Pocahontas District.
The Virginian heritage unit shoves hard on the rear of 83J as it passes the N&W CPL's at Welch. Like many of the N&W CPL's along the Pokey, replacements are standing next to the CPL's currently.
Eastbound ethanol loads emerge from the east portal of Big Four #1 on the Pokey with Illinois Central power on the point on this cool November evening.