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Photo ID: 548647

Passing the Virginian doll arm signal at Algonquin, U86 heads east to tie down it's coal train at Clark's Gap and then head west back to Elmore Yard light power.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Clark's Gap, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8127
Train ID: NS U86
Photo Date: September 21, 2015


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By: John Puda

Added: Sep 30, 2015

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Photo ID: 547895

The second "hill job" of the day sweeps around the massive Virginian trestle at Garwood, WV on a beautiful September afternoon. The leaves are starting to change in what will be the las... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Garwood, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8127
Train ID: NS U86
Photo Date: September 24, 2015


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By: Grady F. McKinley

Added: Sep 25, 2015

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Photo ID: 547850

Covel from the trees. Framed through the trees, U86, having left Elmore about 20 minutes prior, passes over the massive trestle at Covel, headed up the 2.2% grade to Clarks Gap. This is the last w... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Covel, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8127
Train ID: NS U86
Photo Date: September 23, 2015


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By: Billy Hager

Added: Sep 24, 2015

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Photo ID: 547822

U86 passes the Searchlight signals at Algonquin. He will drop his helpers off ahead at Clarks Gap, and they will also take the lead unit back to Elmore before the U86 continues downgrade to Prince... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Clarks Gap, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8127
Train ID: NS U86
Photo Date: September 23, 2015


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By: Billy Hager

Added: Sep 24, 2015

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Photo ID: 547786

Passing the Virginian-style searchlight signals at Algonquin, NS U86 will soon ease to a stop at Clarks Gap to cut off its rear end helpers. The Elmore based crew, which uses a combination of AC a... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Clarks Gap, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8127
Train ID: NS U86
Photo Date: September 23, 2015


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Sep 24, 2015

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Photo ID: 547707

NS to mothball 50 miles of coal lines in West Virginia In a story that originated as a vicious rumor, but provided to be reality earlier this week, Norfolk Southern confirmed it would shift... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Covel, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8127
Train ID: NS U86
Photo Date: September 23, 2015


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Sep 23, 2015

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Photo ID: 451346

Early morning haze and mist lies in the surrounding valley, as hill-run job No. U86 crawls across the massive, but beautiful, viaduct spanning the old mining town of Covel, W.Va., with three GE's ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Covel, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9708
Train ID: NS U86
Photo Date: August 26, 2013


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By: Samuel Phillips

Added: Sep 15, 2013

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Photo ID: 422163

On a chilly evening along the former Virginian Railroad, the sound of an approaching coal drag permeates the air as No. U86 nears Kegley, W.Va. Soon, the train emerges from the woods and crosses m... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Kegley, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8915
Train ID: NS U86
Photo Date: January 05, 2013


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By: Samuel Phillips

Added: Jan 21, 2013

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Photo ID: 422125

NS U91 rolls into Mullens, W.Va., on a beautiful January morning with a long coal drag that was acquired at Page in the early hours; the Mullens tunnel can be seen behind the locomotives.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Mullens, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8915
Train ID: NS U86
Photo Date: January 05, 2013


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By: Samuel Phillips

Added: Jan 21, 2013

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Photo ID: 420498

It's a chilly morning and the unrelenting sound of an approaching "Hill Run" dominates the quiet valley surrounding my location. Soon, NS #U86 emerges into daylight from Tunnel #12 and crosses ove... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Micajah, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8915
Train ID: NS U86
Photo Date: January 05, 2013


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By: Samuel Phillips

Added: Jan 07, 2013

Views: 1,847
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Photo ID: 412526

On a dreary fall afternoon situated east of Elmore in the hamlet of Garwood depicts train U86 struggling to maintain 10 MPH as it crawls across a magnificent trestle and into Tunnel 9 beneath the ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Garwood, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9700
Train ID: NS U86
Photo Date: October 20, 2012


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By: Samuel Phillips

Added: Oct 20, 2012

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Photo ID: 407934

On a dreary and humid morning, train U86 roars uphill outside Princeton, WV with a pair of old EMD's permeating the morning stillness as they work toward Elmore on the former Virginian Railway.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70
Location: Princeton , West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 2518
Train ID: NS U86
Photo Date: September 01, 2012


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By: Samuel Phillips

Added: Sep 02, 2012

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Photo ID: 217217

Striving for Clarks Gap on a Hill Run, U86 pushers are down to a crawl as they prepare to enter Tunnel 9 under the photographer. The WV hills are alive with color on the P-D.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-8W (Dash 8-40CW)
Location: Garwood, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8396
Train ID: NS U86
Photo Date: October 17, 2007


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Dec 31, 2007

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Photo ID: 206959

After the middle pusher unit went down, crews stop the shove to Clarks Gap on a Hill Run to bring the power back up. Shove stopped between two tunnels due to the exhaust.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-8W (Dash 8-40CW)
Location: Micajah, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8396
Train ID: NS U86
Photo Date: October 17, 2007


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Oct 17, 2007

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Photo ID: 206955

With these three units pulling and three pushing, Hill Run U86 attempts the ascent to Clarks Gap. Minutes later, one of the pushers will go down after exiting Tunnel 9. Both times I've witnessed... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70M-2
Location: Garwood, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 2725
Train ID: NS U86
Photo Date: October 17, 2007


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Oct 17, 2007

Views: 5,539
Comments: 1

Favorited: 11
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