After being talked by signals all the way up the branch due to rusty rail, U01 passes the CPL at Bluebird on the Wolf Creek Branch, almost to Pontiki mine to load.
After running around their train at Millstone, U01 eases towards the Delbarton #2 loadout, deep up the Lenore Branch, which comes off of the Kenova District at Naugatuck.
Mine run U01 is feet away from entering the control point at Marrowbone Junction passing an abandoned N&W boxcar as they finish their journey on the Lenore Branch. The rails the train are current... (more)
U01 passes through "West End" as its known by the locals, passing the signals at College and about to round the hillside into Williamson, where they will tie their train down.
Westbound U01 rolls through Middle Panco, one of the only untouched CPL signals on the entire ex-N&W mainline in West Virginia, behind an ex-Conrail SD60.
Running long hood forward through the small town of Davy, NS 9483 shuffles empty mine run U01 eastbound on the Pocahontas District.
In what used to be the norm, it was odd to see these older dash 9's in pusher service with all the new AC power prowling the Pokey.