Eastbound NS 725's lights glisten off the wet rail at Blackwood, Va. on the ex-Interstate Railroad's Appalachia-Norton main. The side track serves the idled Blackwood No. 1 loader.
A pair of Westbound empty coal trains sit tied down at Mercer Street in Bluefield.
The huge sandstone cliffs dwarf the train. This remote location along the Pokey is one of the narrowest.
UP 4772 leads a westbound NS empty coal train through Gate City with a local fast food chain's flag waving in the breeze in the background.
Horses and Cows and Barns oh my! An m.t. Ga. Power coal drag heads north back thru the Tenneesse hills.
NS 725 holds the siding at Watkins with eastbound train 72A rolling down the mainline as the crews exchange a friendly wave.