On this sunny and unusually warm winter day in Southwestern Virginia, not just one but two NS specially painted locos make up this loaded coal train that is idling in Downtown Appalachia. NS 4000 ... (more)
CSX 3316 leads an empty coal train down the Rockhouse Subdivision en route to Hazard, passing through the small community of Cornettsville, Ky.
Two thoroughbreds side by side.
Backing empty hoppers into Andover yard.
On my way to the 30th annual Bluefield Train Show, I made a quick stop in the small town of St. Paul to catch this loaded NS coal train with an ex CSX Dash 8 trailing behind the lead loco. The tra... (more)
A southbound grain train rolls through Tateville Kentucky, along the CNO&TP 2nd District of Norfolk Southern in the heart of Southern Kentucky.
Deep in the hollows of Letcher County, two EMD's rust away at the idled Golden Oak Coal prep plant. These units were called mine critters, which shoved hoppers under the loadout while loading coal... (more)
On a gorgeous Saturday morning, a empty hopper train passes over the Blair Branch crossing in the small mountain community of Isom.
Power and cars set beside stockpiles of coal outside Norton Yard.
First this loco was Conrail, second it was CSX, now it belongs to a leasing company called LTEX and it sets to it's lonesome on the house track in Downtown Appalachia. I honestly thought this loco... (more)
On a hot July morning, a CSX empty SCWX train waits for a crew to depart Loyall. It's good to see some action around these parts, especially with the downturn of coal production.
A Norfolk Southern SD40-2 loco reverses the research train up the Clinch Valley Extension from Andover, to Stonega.