GMTX 2109 leads a cut of loaded coal gons to Winifrede Junction where they'll pick up an empty cut and take it back up the line to the loadout. Due to space restrictions at the load out, they're n... (more)
It's just a month or so before Watco takes over Norfolk Southern's West Virginia Secondary when a freight works the yard at Nitro, W.Va. By this time, the line had been cut around Hobson, Oh. and ... (more)
Surrounded by a winter wonderland of snow and ice, black diamonds still continue to roll through the Big Sandy Valley. It was obvious some locals decided to have some fun in the field following th... (more)
In the monochrome of dormant trees and white snow, NS's daily intermodal 236's spans an ice-covered Elijah Creek with snow still frozen to the ground following the 2021 Ice Storm that spread heavy... (more)
In a trio of colors, NS's daily intermodal 218 passes the coal loadout at Butler with snow still frozen to the ground following the 2021 Ice Storm that spread heavy damage from eastern Kentucky to... (more)
Eastern Kentucky is still recovering from the 2021 Ice Storm but the railroad keeps chugging on. A relatively short Q693 makes its way south on the Big Sandy Subdivision in the evening light with ... (more)
Like stars dot the sky, interlocking towers (or cabins as the C&O often called them) used to dot the railroad landscape. However, technology rapidly eliminated their need. NJ Cabin stands tall on ... (more)
N&W 2156 soars over the bridge at Kenova, one last time, on its way back to the National Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, Mo. Railfans gathered around the tracks all the way from Matewan to ... (more)
A delightful spring morning found Amtrak's Train #50, the eastbound Cardinal, running late through Catlettsburg. It's passing a stopped local.
The weather was beautiful as CSX Q317 swept through Belmont en route to Cincinnati via Russell, Ky. Three rebuilt standard cabs and a regular GP40-2 led the consist through its journey along the e... (more)
Real Classy...Q317 crawls through St. Marys, W.Va. en route to Cincinnati, Oh. via Russell, Ky. The very professional crew must have found it amusing to hang toilet paper fro... (more)
CSX Q693, led by CSXT 3113, has just entered onto the Big Sandy Subdivision a few miles back at Catlettsburg, KY. He'll proceed south on the 25 m.p.h mainline for a crew change at Shelby, KY. The ... (more)
Norfolk Southern intermodal train #236 soars over the small town of Kenova, West Virginia.
Some foreign visitors lead an auto rack train south on the CSX Toledo Sub, seen here at "Lindenwald" on it's way toward Cincinnati while passing a waiting northbound.
An NS manifest belches exhaust as it pulls a southbound manifest toward Cincinnati.