Is it 1977 or 2007? The new EOT attached to old EOT (caboose) gives it away. It is still common to see N&W stuff still in use along the Pokey.
Manifest, 147, crosses from #1 main to #2 main at Glen Alum.
Neat old power dragging a cab on the rear of a work train makes for a wonderful site among the fall colors along the Pokey. This one is the century mark for me at RP.Net
NS 9778 blows out of Glen Alum Tunnel on a rainy autumn afternoon.
The C39-8 classic looks never goes out of style. This mean machine looks like it is all business as it banks into one of the steep curves along the Pokey as it leads a coal drag west.
GA Tunnel, completed in 1913, is about to change, with the beginning of the Heartland Corridor Project to allow double stack intermodal traffic on the Pokey.
One would think these old UP units has paid their dues and receive some light duty assignments but not so. They are now earning their keep along the Pokey in coal service.
A long string of mtys headed to Williamson Yard lights up the Glen Alum tunnel. Glen Alum on the Pokey is a very remote place and difficult to find and fan, with many hazards along the way.
Shadowing the slide fence, this unit train is preparing to enter Glen Alum tunnel on its way to Williamson.
In a remote area deep in the heart of Mingo County, along the Tug Fork River, lies Glen Alum Tunnel. This ghostly scene was made more chilling when the coyotes began to howl as the train approache... (more)
Mine run U98 pulls close to the Glen Alum Tunnel hoping not to have to enter it before the cab on the rear clears the switch at Wharncliffe.
The engineer enjoys the fall colors as he waits on the conductor to hand throw the switch to back up the Gilbert to load.
In the last light of the day, this unit train is backing up through the tunnel on its way to Mingo Logan Coal to be floodloaded.
With the rugged ridges of WV rising behind, pusher set J52 prepares to take a loaded coal drag east over the Elkhorn Grade. The crew has the EOT device stored on the catcher up front.
Within seconds after exiting, the late evening sun would be gone from the Tug Fork valley, putting the Glen Alum tunnel in shadows. Grain train with plenty of power heads west toward Williamson.