The small yard at Rowlesburg was as empty as I've ever seen it - a cut of hoppers in the distance were the only occupants.
Twilight has fallen on the helper terminal at M&K Junction and three SD60's await their next assignement.
The 578 just arrived earlier today on E729 and will take over helper duty tomorrow. Today's MK helper, 583, can be seen on the ready track in the background.
'The Snake' perpares to battle the last grade before Grafton a few minutes before sunset
Despite descending 1100 feet in about 11 miles on the Cranberry Grade, U306's rollercoaster ride isn't over yet. The train still has to go up the Cheat River Grade and down the Newburg Grade befor... (more)
After allowing a short Q316 to pass, E729 drops off two AC44Ws at MK Tower that will take over helper duty tomorrow
As shadows creep across the bridge, 317 crosses the Cheat while a couple of fishermen try their luck in the river.
Early morning sun glints off of rails and cars in the small yard at M&K Jct.
Smoke flies as U822 accelerates towards a tough battle with gravity on Cranberry Grade.
CSX 347 and her sister lean hard against this eastbound coal drag, on its way to Terra Alta and Cumberland.
Leaves on the distant hillside are just beginning to turn as E726 arrives in Rowlesburg.
In the course of about 10 miles, E747 has dropped over 1,000 feet in elevation.
Bridge destroyed by flood in November 1985; now single-tracked