A westbound empty unit coal train drops downgrade over Baum Hollow Road en route to Williamson, WV, via Norton, VA. The lead unit has one of the "admiral" cabs, typical for these Altoona... (more)
We're at East Stone Gap, VA, and this is the eastbound Belmont Unit Train from Appalachia to Duke Power's steam plant near Belmont, NC. The lead units are throttling up for the 1.7 percent climb t... (more)
Late in the evening, a westbound NS empty hopper train eases downgrade through the big horseshoe curve at East Stone Gap, VA, en route to Andover.
The Central of Georgia heritage unit handles Andover (VA) to Knoxville mixed freight 386 solo as it crosses Baum Hollow Road on the climb up through Irondale to Oreton.
The westbound Catawba unit train empties whine downgrade toward Big Stone Gap against the dynamic brake restraint of five EMD SDs up front. While this empty movement is not a radio train, the east... (more)
A pair of manned CSX GEs shove on the rear of a loaded TILX coal train as it works uphill near East Stone Gap on NS's Appalachia District.
A westbound NS train with three CEFX lease units drops downgrade toward "Furnace Dip" amidst some remaining fall colors.
Westbound mty hoppers bound for the Kentucky coalfield descend the grade across Baum Hollow Trestle.
A CSX unit train, utilizing NS trackage rights between Big Stone Gap and Frisco, struggles up the grade through Baum Hollow in East Stone Gap.
An eastbound Yuma Turn (NS 607) rolls upgrade through East Stone Gap, Virginia. The loaded hoppers cross a trestle to the immediate rear and bend to the left through East Stone Gap in a semi-horse... (more)
Patriotic bunting and a flag brighten the approaching Independence Day mood as Q56802 brings 67 cars upgrade on NS trackage rights.
WB 713 has just emerged from Jones cut heading to tie down at Andover.
A CSX EMD/GE duo grinds through the tight reverse curves and up the steep eastbound grade with 13,400 tons of Santee Cooper (South Carolina) coal in tow (and two more CSX GEs shoving on the rear).
The bovine in this field near Jones' Cut are obviously desensitized to the full-throated exhaust of passing NS and CSX diesels. The cow in the foreground is more interested in the photographer tha... (more)
Westbound CSX empty coal train on the NS at East Stone Gap passing the signal at Furnace Dip.