Eastbound lite power is mere milliseconds away from crossing back into the state of West Virginia at Flat Top, passing a packed Flat Top Yard loaded with processed black diamonds. Normally this p... (more)
The "lesser known" end of the railroad.. For the first time in over a year, the string of autorack cars stored on the Bluestone Branch near Coopers, WV has an End of Train device ... (more)
Two former Southern EMDs lead a two car NS 83K west out of a practically empty yard at Bluefield. It was commonplace to stop by here years ago and see the yard tracks full of coal trains awaiting ... (more)
Ascending Elkhorn grade in the final minutes of daylight, a pair of NS C40-9W's drag 100 loads of Appalachian mined coal over the N&W mainline toward Bluefield. Snow and cold temperatures have mad... (more)
The Interstate heritage unit and another AC motor shoves hard against the back of grain train, NS 83K as they enter Elkhorn Tunnel.
As a heavy snow squall leaves a quick inch of snow on the ground at Big Four, eastbound loads emerge from Big Four Tunnel No. 1 under the power of former Conrail C40-8W, No. 8444.
As darkness falls on the abandoned coal town of Keystone, eastbound loads struggle upgrade, snaking through town during a late winter snowfall. 100 loads of West Virginia mined coal will soon come... (more)
Play ball. NS 9368 and two sisters shove NS 83K eastbound past the slightly overgrown Bushnell Field, a ballfield which has seen better days in this small WV mountain community.
NS 83K working hard to start his train.
NS 83K rounds an "S" Curve in Welch, WV.