Empty westbound coal train clearing the siding at Watkins after the passing of loaded TVA coal train 78T. On a perfect day in Southwest Virginia. Can you spot the end of the Train? Nikon D80
A pair of NS Geeps led by GP50 7081 hustle a short westbound local by the end of the siding at Watkins. more)
A trio of NS GEs lead the eastbound loaded Eastman coal train #72A down the mainline at Watkins while the return leg of the McCloud turn (#79G) sits in the siding waiting its turn to head west.
The crew of the Frisco Local brings the empty 73A Eastman coal train westbound under the signal bridge at Watkins.
Loaded Georgia Power coal train 702 pops out of the shadows at Watkins behind three NS GEs.
NS's Frisco-Andover turn gets underway out of the siding at Watkins with two SD40-2s leading a healthy size train.
With the headlight just beginning to peek over the crest of the grade and the late evening sunlight catching the exhaust this CSX loaded coal train is on the last leg of the brutal climb up the 1.... (more)
NS eastbound 'C' (Carolina Coal) train meeting a set of CSX pusher engines at Watkins.
NS westbound Yuma Turn on the mainline at Watkins.
Springtime in the mountains....longer days, everything turning green and everything under the sun blooming. Throw in with that a couple of clean EMDs and a 70 degree evening and you have a great t... (more)
A nice Warbonnet GE leads NS 73A westbound at Watkins shortly after a severe thunderstorm passes through the area cause several cases of flash flooding.
After being stuck in the siding at Watkins to meet three eastbound NS trains, this empty CSX hopper train's crew prepares to get underway once again on the journey from Erwin, TN to Loyall, KY.
Just a few minutes shy of midnight, a CSX westbound empty coal train sits in the siding at Watkins awaiting the pending arrival of an eastbound loaded train. The 1.7% eastbound grade is shown by t... (more)
NS westbound empty hopper train 787 sits in the hole at Watkins as an eastbound loaded CSX train crests the top of the hill.
The late evening sun has ducked below the typical summer evening cloud deck for this shot of a CSX westbound emtpy train at Watkins on a beautiful evening in SW Virginia.