As the sun begin to rise over the mountain we catch CSX Q581-12 leaving Wauhatchie on the last mile of the Chattanooga Sub, getting ready to begin is run to Atlanta, Ga on the W&A Sub.
After a drop of 14 freights cars at Les Coteaux, CN 327 is now ready to go.
Westbound Q371 meets eastbound Q164 in Berea
A pair of "bright future" locomotives lead an empty coal train through Teays Valley at timetable speed of 50 MPH.
CSX 457 flys through Teays Valley kicking up dust off the fresh ballast.
The yard may be dead due to the Holiday but the old turntable gives a hint of the action this place has seen over the years. This Yard was a vital artery to the southern WVa coal fields during the... (more)
N556 has a unit train worth of coal pushing downhill as the move comes out of Big Creek Gap and into Lafollette. Not sure what purpose the small brick shack served years ago.
CSXT U149 w/CSXT 457 & 687
A CSX Mine Extra works "the valley" out of Shelby, KY, on the branch that used to continue all the way to Pound, VA. This tunnel is about 10 miles south of Shelby, KY.