Completely enshrouded in coal dust, J52 pushers shove hard on the rear of a coal drag just off the Buchanan Branch. In seconds my gear and truck were covered in black gold.
This bold face EMD makes for a pretty site as it exits the soon to be modified Glen Alum Tunnel.
The ghost train of Glen Alum.
Deep on the pocahontas division at Glen Alum a loaded coal train off the Gilbert Branch slowly heads west toward Glen Alum while the 3rd 148 of the day heads east immuminating the tunnel bore in t... (more)
Backing all the way to Wharncliffe, NS worktrain 98J enters the west portal of Glen Alum tunnel. Spring has just begun in the hills along the Tug Fork valley.
Summer time is in full swing along the Pokey. The wild flowers bloom and the coal trains move their product to the powerplants that fuel Americas summer energy needs.
A catfish workhorse exits the east portal of the Glen Alum Tunnel. This scene will soon change when NS modifies the tunnel during the Heartland Corridor Project.
With sparks flying, a track worker grinds a weld recently made just west of Glen Alum tunnel. On the east side, another weld is being made that has traffic running on Main 2.
NS 18M exits the east portal of the Glen Alum tunnel, soon slated for major overhead clearance work.
At MP 440, this coal drag blasts out of the west portal of Glen Alum tunnel on it's way to Williamson Yard.
A pusher set exits the east portal of the Glen Alum Tunnel and gives chase to a struggling freight.
83M blasts out of Glen Alum tunnel with eastbound coal loads.
With only seconds left before the Tug Fork valley is in the shadows, pusher set J5J shoves coal drag 890 east toward Auville Yard and Iaeger.
An ex-CR unit pops out of the east portal of Glen Alum tunnel while following the many curves of the Tug Fork river and valley on the Pokey.