A pair of older dash-9's lead NS 744 (loaded domestic coal) through Salem, Va just before Roanoke's South Yard.
The Blue Ridge Mountains dwarf the 100 loads of coal destined for Plant Marshall as two of Norfolk Southern's Dash 9's shove hard on the rear.
Loaded coal train No. 744 wraps around the sweeping curve at Glen Alpine, NC in the pouring rain with a duo of specially painted units in the lead.
Three specially painted units are visible as NS 744 navigates the Southern Loops in the mountains of North Carolina, hauling coal to plant Marshall in Sherills Ford, North Carolina.
Loaded Catawba man 744 winds its way east down the Old Fort Loops, seen here at Bruner's Cut near Graphite with the N&W Heritage and Blue Mane DC - AC motors working the head end, and the Jersey C... (more)
NS 744 sit's tied down at Gastonia waiting for a new crew to take the train to the Allan steam station in Belmont, NC. The locomotive leading is a brand new AC44C6M rebuild #4104.
The Monongahela heritage looks right at home hauling coal, albeit about 600 miles south of it's namesake line in PA. Catawba loads for Plant Marshall cross the French Broad river on a beautiful a... (more)
NS 1100 pulling the Duke Power 744 loaded coal train has just emerged from the South portal of the twin tunnels at Hill Station and is starting into slide fence territory with the Hill signal jus... (more)
Catawba coal loads for Plant Marshall split the signals at Murphy Junction in Asheville on a beautiful late Winter morning.
NS 4001 leads NS 744 across Copper Creek viaduct along the former Clinchfield.
744 slowly glides downgrade at the upper loop of High Fill in western North Carolina on the famed Southern Railway's "loops".
One of Norfolk Southern's newest leads eastbound Plant Marshall coal loads at Graphite on the loops in North Carolina.
A Union Pacific SD70ACe leads eastbound coal train 744 into downtown Black Mountain.
The sonic bonnet leads loaded NS 744 south on the former Clinchfield Railroad around Osborne's Curve.