The steep curves along the Pokey allow for some unique photo ops.
Two dash 9's hustle a load of MTYs past the signals and station sign at Wharncliffe.
Another load of black diamond has made it's way off the old Virginian via the Guyandotte and Gilbert branches and is headed for the Pokey at Wharncliffe. This train had 2 pushers on the rear usein... (more)
What an awesome display of power as this coal train rocks 3 states. This massive coal train had 3 engines in front and 3 pushers on the rear.
The old N&W CPLs at Old Joe do a doubletake as a CSX AC makes a rare appearance on the Pokey today. The coal train is passing tail end of NS 233.
Ah, the joys of branchline railfanning.
This NS work train always seems to have cool old power.
The crew has to pick up this bad order car. I'm glad I'm not the conductor today.
Life on the Pokey ain't no piece of cake. A pusher set heads west in a snowstorm in full swing in the Tug Valley.
A blanket of fresh snow begins to cover the Tug Valley and provides a nice backdrop for the coal train.
A set of ex-Cons adds a touch of color to the photo as the fall colors are long gone for the year. This train has PPLX cars and is going up the Gilbert Branch to Alpha Natural Resources formally M... (more)
Two SD 60's still in CR paint backs across the trestle over the left fork of Ben Creek on the way to Alpha Natural Resources to load a PPLX coal train.
18M rolls pass the westbound signals at War Eagle.
Floodloading at Mingo Logan Coal. Note the amount of sand on the track used for traction on this steep grade.