After getting a pusher and a recrew at Farm, 83G rolls by the N&W coaling tower at Farm with the Conrail Heritage Unit leading.
83G eases out of Big Four #1 Tunnel, with a stop signal just around the bend due to another train ahead getting its pusher.
Light power passes the bracket CPL for the control point at Flat Top, hidden in the woods nearly a quarter mile from Flat Top Yard. The location of this signal makes access nearly impossible (and... (more)
A coal train works a cut of cars in the early morning fog.
On a rainy, humid day along the Pocahontas District, a clean GE leads an eastbound coal train through the crossover near Crozier as it assaults the Elkhorn Grade. Notice the signal reflecting off ... (more)
As the sun goes behind the clouds in Ingleside, westbound 83G grinds through a cut on the Christiansburg District.
On the back roads of Pike County Kentucky, a loaded export coal train destined for Bluefield and points east along the N&W mainline glides downgrade on the Buchanan Branch in full dynamics. Approa... (more)
It's a quiet and dreary evening in the small town of Elkhorn, W.Va., until the sound of a heavy loaded coal drags permeates the air with the sound of engines in Notch 8, shattering the stillness. ... (more)
After a morning snowfall coating most everything with a magical layer of white stuff, Norfolk Southern's Pennsylvania heritage motor shoves hard on the rear of a heavy eastbound loaded coal drag, ... (more)
In a scene that defines the modern day Pokey, new AC pushers shoves hard on a coal drag under the classic sigs and into the ElkhornTunnel. The freezing sleet made for a tuff push up the grade but ... (more)
MTY's headed back to the coalfields pass thru Iaeger.
NS 8013 pushes hard shuving 83G through Roderfield.
This photo is pure Pokey. A coal drag struggling to make the tuff grade as it exits the Vivian Tunnel and crosses Elkhorn Creek. As you can see, the old cement marker is still in use.
One would think these old UP units has paid their dues and receive some light duty assignments but not so. They are now earning their keep along the Pokey in coal service.