In a heavy downpour, unit train 77G has just loaded the first cut of coal and is headed to the weigh in motion scales. NS always used six engines coming from John Sevier yard, loading and taking b... (more)
With a trackmobile and five coal hoppers behind, the crew uses plenty of diesel and fusees to unthaw a frozen switch in extremely cold temperatures.
Loading with a wheel loader, three at a time, generally takes six hours. The unit train is cut into two halves with three motors for each half.
One to couple. Conductor awaits the meet as 77G backs up to mty coal cars before loading at the National Coal loadout on a sweltering summer day. The trailing half will be set off before backing t... (more)
With the sun quickly fading behind Turley Mountain, NS 76G works on the first cut of coal hoppers as power awaits the second cut at the National Coal loadout.
In what will be a six to eight hour job, NS 76G prepares to take the first of two cuts to the Turley loadout operated by National Coal. The loadout consists of three frontend loaders scurrying abo... (more)
As the sun creeps behind Turley Mountain to the west, NS 76G prepares to take the first of two cuts of mtys under the loadout. The loadout consists of three frontend loaders and takes six hours fo... (more)