A grain trian banks into one of the many steep curves along the Pokey.
NS 234 leaves a marker for NS 218 to follow in the nite. NS 218 was right on 234's heels and will overtake it by Iaeger. It was very dark in this remote area. The long exposure makes it lighter ou... (more)
Turn job, NS 80N hustles mty's towards Williamson for a refill of black diamond.
Here is a first look of the recently modifed Glen Alum Tunnel. Looks like progress has butched history again. This was done as part of the Heartland Corridor Project.
Double greens at Glen Alum under a full moon. 234 knocks down the signal on main 1. The green on track 2 is for 218 which will go around 234 at Panther.
The silence of the night is broken by this passing train on a very remote strech of the Pokey.
From green to red under the new signals, a grain train is shown weaving from Main 1 to Main 2 due to work just east at Panther. The rugged Tug Fork river is just to the right.
Westbound with DPUs still attached, NS 891 streaks thru Glen Alum tunnel. Dogwoods provide a touch of white above the portal along this remote and underestimated stretch of the Pokey.
The slide fence protects the trains from the massive cliffs that loom above the east portal of Glen Alum Tunnel.
The daily 18M, hauling the mail one could say. rushes east out of Glen Alum tunnel. Work is due to begin this Fall on the widening project for Glen Alum.
50N goes from Track 1 to 2 on its journey east at remote Glen Alum, WV. A big thank to J.B. Lockard for assistance on this trip.
A freight train roars out of the west portal of Glen Alum.
A coal train makes its way east as the slide fence protects it from the ice on the cliffs.
NS 52V weathers a snowstorm along the Pokey. Boy, that EMD looks good in the snow!
I know, I know, I'm wearing the Glen Alum Tunnel photos out. It's a sentimental thing. I grew up around this tunnel and the Heartland Corridor Project is going to change it soon.