Popping out of Dry Fork #2, NS coal drag 844 grinds up the grade. With pushers on the rear, it will still be another twenty minutes before it makes the crest at Bandy, VA.
This heavy coal train, 844, heads south at Green hoping not to keep the 204 waiting to long at Smothers. Canon EOS 50D
After getting the signal at Green, southbound 844 prepares to pull the grade at Gretna. The train is pushed for time now due to the fast approching northbound 204, which will get held at Smothers ... (more)
NS 844 heads east through Kumis and prepars to stop at Riverside.
844 marches east up the mountain past 147 which is in emergency at switchback
Caught this loaded coal train of air dump hoppers on the old Virginian passing this ancient loadout of some kind. **Also of note: The 3566 was the last 4 axle GE locomotive ever purchased by NS. ... (more)