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Photo ID: 416081

In a heavy downpour, unit train 77G has just loaded the first cut of coal and is headed to the weigh in motion scales. NS always used six engines coming from John Sevier yard, loading and taking b... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Turley, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9806
Train ID: NS 77G
Photo Date: March 07, 2008


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Nov 25, 2012

Views: 3,779
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Photo ID: 383749

Skywalking. Looking down from atop Kopper Glo's massive 8,000 ton storage and loadout silo, NS backs mtys up the hemlock shrouded steep grade in preparation for loading coal. The large prep plant ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: None
Location: Clairfield, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: NS 77G
Photo Date: March 10, 2010


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Dec 13, 2011

Views: 10,874
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Photo ID: 356102

With a group of company execs looking on, an NS crew prepares to begin loading black diamonds at the National Coal Turley loadout.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD60I
Location: Turley, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: Conrail 6727
Train ID: NS 77G
Photo Date: February 14, 2006


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Mar 05, 2011

Views: 5,440
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Photo ID: 320038

Crawling out of a sump, the first half of 77G prepares to weigh in motion at the scalehouse and then smoke it downhill for 47 miles to John Sevier yard with 52 loaded coal hoppers. Power for the s... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Turley, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9201
Train ID: NS 77G
Photo Date: April 06, 2010


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Apr 08, 2010

Views: 2,113
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Photo ID: 319970

With power for the second cut idling in the middle siding, the first half creeps forward as wheel loaders do their job to the rear.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Turley, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6608
Train ID: NS 77G
Photo Date: April 06, 2010


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Apr 07, 2010

Views: 1,940
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Photo ID: 319933

Hoping to make the crossing in time and with an arm stuck out for extra velocity and momentum, a Jeep crosses in front of half a loaded unit train of coal pointed downhill. The coal is destined fo... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Block, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9201
Train ID: NS 77G
Photo Date: April 06, 2010


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Added: Apr 06, 2010

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Photo ID: 318108

Preparing to load a unit train at Kopper Glo off the Clearfork Branch, NS spots mtys under the 200 foot tall coal loadout silo which holds about 8,000 tons of cleaned and prepped coal. They load i... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9 (Dash 9-40C)
Location: Clairfield, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8803
Train ID: NS 77G
Photo Date: Unknown


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Added: Mar 22, 2010

Views: 6,084
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Photo ID: 318106

Let the loading begin. With 8,000 tons of coal above our heads, the first mpty is loaded from the control room at the Kopper Glo prep plant.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9 (Dash 9-40C)
Location: Clairfield, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8803
Train ID: NS 77G
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Mar 22, 2010

Views: 3,187
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Photo ID: 287247

Loading with a wheel loader, three at a time, generally takes six hours. The unit train is cut into two halves with three motors for each half.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: None
Location: Turley, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: NS 77G
Photo Date: June 11, 2009


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Jun 13, 2009

Views: 3,233
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 280410

A venerable SD70 waits its turn for the second cut of coal at Turley. NS uses six engines from Sevier Yard and three back in each half, mainly for braking.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70
Location: Turley, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: NS 2520
Train ID: NS 77G
Photo Date: April 16, 2009


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Apr 18, 2009

Views: 1,793
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Photo ID: 280250

Sandwiched between mtys and an SD70, the first cut of 77G is being loaded by wheel loaders at Turley.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-8W (Dash 8-40CW)
Location: Turley, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8441
Train ID: NS 77G
Photo Date: April 16, 2009


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Apr 17, 2009

Views: 2,152
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Photo ID: 267933

With a slight dusting of snow on the trees, NS 77G pulls another seven cars forward for the team of three wheel loaders working on the coal stockpile. The orange railed contraption on the upper tr... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES40DC
Location: Turley, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: NS 7670
Train ID: NS 77G
Photo Date: January 19, 2009


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Added: Jan 19, 2009

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Photo ID: 239470

Under warranty. Enough said.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Block, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9789
Train ID: NS 77G
Photo Date: June 12, 2008


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Jun 15, 2008

Views: 1,895
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Photo ID: 239467

With the sideview mirror turned down, a motor for NS 77G idles away while working on a branch coal run.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES40DC
Location: Block, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: NS 7707
Train ID: NS 77G
Photo Date: June 12, 2008


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Jun 15, 2008

Views: 1,421
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Photo ID: 239138

How do you stop half a unit train worth of coal rolling downhill, roughly 6,000 tons? Close call?

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Turley, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9789
Train ID: NS 77G
Photo Date: June 12, 2008


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Jun 12, 2008

Views: 7,529
Comments: 15

Favorited: 10
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