A very short and strange movement with 2 motors and 5 empty gons, 82W splits the CPL's at Sprigg Eastbound as 23Q goes by Westbound on Main 2.
The slide fence protects trains entering Glen Alum Tunnel from the ice formed on the cliffs above. These type of fences are common along this tight section of the Pokey.
Appalachia coal railroading in the winter, nuthin' finer! Here, an NS coal train comes off the Gilbert Branch loaded and takes the west leg of the wye, which will lead to the Pokey main. The Gilbe... (more)
NS 82W creeps around the corner while waiting on NS 233 and the signal at Glen Alum.
Minutes behind intermodal train 233, another stack train running as 82W, heads WB through Sprigg
New EMD pushers help a loaded coal train off the steep Gilbert Branch and onto the Pokey main.
This coal train is already asking Pokey dispatch for pushers at Iaeger as it struggles to get past Old Joe's CPL's.
Heading out of the shadows and into the light, the NS 82W passes an open field, that soon will be green with this years crops.
A coal train passes by the CPL's at Old Joe.
A coal train rounds the bend amid a hint of smoke in the air from a nearby forrest fire.
That's not fog, it's smoke from a forest fire! I was pleasantly surprised when this CN unit emerged in the smoke.
A coal drag with two new AC's on the lead come off the Gilbert Branch Wye and onto the Pokey main. The train had two helpers on the rear to help hold it back.
AC new power helps a loaded coal drag off the steep Gilbert Branch.
NS 82W is a local that moves coal daily. It is a commom sight along the Pokey.
Just another set of cookie cutter DCs on CSX trackage in rural WV..... Nope, It's all CSX power, including the Spirit Of Cincy pulling duty on the NS Pocahontas Division.