"The Dark Side"
Too many railroad photographers are obsessed with the "sunny day" wedge shot---a brightly lit nose and low sun to illuminate the trucks (wheel sets) and othe... (more)
With Altoona-rebuild “admiral cab” SD60E No. 6943 in the lead, a westbound Norfolk Southern coal train passes over Baum Hollow Road at East Stone Gap, Virginia, on May 12, 2014.
An eastbound Yuma Turn mushes through a fairly significant snow through Baum Hollow, on the ascent from Big Stone Gap to Oreton. About a half mile ahead the train will go through a brief respite a... (more)
A westbound empty unit coal train drops downgrade over Baum Hollow Road en route to Williamson, WV, via Norton, VA. The lead unit has one of the "admiral" cabs, typical for these Altoona... (more)
Famed fan-tripper Southern 4501--the company's very first Mikado--is climbing through Baum Hollow toward Jones' Cut on the Appalachia District. Southern Ms class engines such as the 4501 were used... (more)
A CSX unit train, utilizing NS trackage rights between Big Stone Gap and Frisco, struggles up the grade through Baum Hollow in East Stone Gap.
The bovine in this field near Jones' Cut are obviously desensitized to the full-throated exhaust of passing NS and CSX diesels. The cow in the foreground is more interested in the photographer tha... (more)
Exhausts stand tall as three GP38s push, at full throttle, behind the hack of an eastbound coal train.
A freak early April snow storm has blanketed Southwestern Virginia in celestial dandruff as a CSX eastbound mushes upgrade with 90 cars of coal.
Ex-C&O Kanawha 2716, leased by KRM to the Southern, blasts upgrade with an eastbound ferry run.
Westbound CSX train w/new "Stealth" GE Dash 8's.