Lining the switch for Fork Creek, the Hinton-based mainline crew has nearly completed their midday springtime run from southern West Virginia to the old C&O coalfield, doing their part in preparin... (more)
Empties from Newport News, Va., pass the final C&O-era signal at Brounland, eastbound on the C&O Big Coal Subdivision with a unit train for Fork Creek on the drawbars. In a few short hours, a loca... (more)
25-years-old and maintaining its keep for CSX, a Yn2-painted CW44AC leads 79 three-bay hoppers for Elk Run through the rural coal-driven community or Orgas, on the outskirts of Whitesville in r... (more)
A pair of YN2 AC4400s load coal at the massive Mountain Laurel complex near Sharples, West Virginia.
Covered with a fresh layer of snow, the only C&O cantilever signal on the Big Coal Subdivision stands guard at the E.E. Big Coal Bypass near Sproul, W.Va., in south central West Virginia.
After loading at Marfork Mine east of Elk Run, two CSX ES44ACs lead a train down CSX's obscure Big Coal Subdivision near the town of Comfort. The train is bound for the Ceredo Docks in West Virgin... (more)
Two consecutively numbered brand new GE ES44AC's idle on the head end of an empty coal train in Crown Siding; the backwoods of C&O's southern West Virginia coalfields. The brand new multi-million ... (more)
Detroit-Edison coal loads have just finished loading at Sylvester mine and are seen here easing into one of the railroad's most obscure coal terminals at Elk Run Jct. The train will receive a recr... (more)
After departing Elk Run Yard during a torrential downpour, CSXT ES44AC No. 872 leads a string of old CSX system hoppers on CSX's Big Coal Subdivision to Sproul. The switch in the foreground is the... (more)
A HLCX leased unit leads a coal train headed to the mine to load.
Piercing into the night, an approach indication beams through the fog at Brounland, CLL 1.2 on the Big Coal Subdivision, near Sproul Jct.
A YN1 painted SD40-2 sits at Sproul waiting to get more DTC blocks to head on up the Big Coal Sub.
CSX 824 rounds a curve as it heads up the Big Coal River Sub as it enters the bull block.