With dusk, rain, and fog all falling along the Pokey, a train of mtys glides out of Elkhorn Tunnel and begins the long descent down to Welch. The huge ventilation system and iron shroud are from a... (more)
Westbound mty train is seconds away from exiting Elkhorn Tunnel, then it's all downhill to Iaeger.
NS manifest is literally on its knees as it rolls under the old N&W signal tower near the crest of Coaldale Mountain and the Elkhorn Tunnel.
As a grain train flows thru Elkhorn Tunnel, a westbound approaches the west portal from within, looking as if the tunnel is on fire. Midway thru the bore is the crest of Elkhorn Grade, a major pai... (more)
Pushers on the rear roar backward thru Elkhorn Tunnel. The giant ventilation shroud and fans provide a frame for photographers, a leftover from the steam days.
An autorack flies east into Elkhorn Tunnel, nearly a mile long and atop one of the longest grades east of the Rockies.
Dwarfed by the massive iron Maybeury bridge, NS 194 with a hodgepodge of goods including Humvees heads east with a single pusher on the end. This bridge will be notched due to the Corridor Project... (more)
Brand new ES44AC's are already getting down and dirty, performing pusher service on the Pokey.
Pushers lend a little hand to get this mixed freight up the infamous Elkhorn Grade and through Elkhorn Tunnel.
After pushing a coal drag through Elkhorn Tunnel, this lone pusher returns solo to do it all over again.
Emptys are moving westward as this hopper train is coasting downgrade at nearly 1.4% as it makes a rolling meet with an EB.
Coal is King, but Gravity rules, which requires 12,000 HP on the rear to shove this unit train up Elkhorn Creek and through Elkhorn Tunnel.
In a scene played out several times a day, a pusher set shoves a coal drag across the massive Maybeury bridge and up the Elkhorn grade. He will soon cutoff and return back downhill to wait on anot... (more)
20,000 Horses and 10,000 tons of coal make for an intense afternoon show on the steep Elkhorn Grade.