Near Falls Mills, VA Norfolk Southern #4087 splits the signals heading east to Bluefield, WV with a loaded coal train on the evening of April 16, 2021.
Norfolk Southern #4087 coasts downgrade under the westbound signals at CP Bluestone along the former N&W Pocahontas Division on the evening of April 16, 2021.
With engineer Mitch Guilliams behind the throttle, NS 12Z flies northbound through Stuarts Draft, VA on a snowy, winter morning. Photo taken on February 7, 2021.
One of my favorite spots all day: Welch, WV. If this place doesn't scream coal country then I don't know what does. Here, NS #4087 crosses over McDowell Street and the Tug Fork River just west of ... (more)
Continuing further, we catch NS #4087 at Big Four Tunnel No. 1 outside of Big Four, WV. The railroad dips and winds its way through the valley followed closely by U.S. Route 52 and Elkhorn Creek h... (more)
About 30 minutes later we catch back up with #4087 and her manifest train as we catch her crossing the impressive trestle at Coopers, WV. One thing that amazes me about this area is the fact that ... (more)
NS #4087, the same train we first met in Oakvale, departs Bluefield after a crew change on the morning of April 30, 2020. Aside from the lubritoriums on the lower left, the coal tower is one of th... (more)
A day in Pocahontas Country...
NS #4087 heads west with a manifest train near Oakvale, Virginia. This train will be heading into Pocahontas country shortly after a crew change at Bluefield, WV ... (more)
NS 195 rolls out of Big Four #1 Tunnel on the Pocahontas District.
An AC44C6M rebuild leads NS 195 west over a very high Tug Fork River in Welch, Wv on the Pocahontas District.
NS 195 thunders westbound over Coopers Trestle in Bramwell, Wv on the Pocahontas District.
An AC44C6M leads NS 195 out of a relatively full Bluefield yard on a dark and cool April morning.
A pair of AC44C6M rebuilds, one shining with fresh paint, lead W10 (extra 310) as it crosses the trestle over Conneaut Creek and the Bessemer. Locomotives:NS 4087 AC44C6MNS 4126 AC... (more)