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Coal Mines of the NS
Pictures of coal mines along the NS Pocahontas Division.
Photo Album By: Scott Henry
 
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Photo ID: 466139

Spotting its cut of empties at the Roadfork flood loader, NS SD70ACe No. 1082 idles with a string of TopGons in tow. Once loaded, the loaded train will follow the South Fork branch back north to t... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Monson, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1082
Train ID: NS J31
Photo Date: January 10, 2014


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Jan 13, 2014

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Photo ID: 466097

NS SD70ACe No. 1082 reverses into the Arcelor Mittal operated Roadfork loadout at Milepost 3.2 on NS' Sand Fork Branch in Monson, W.Va. The 110 car capacity loadout represents one of the far most ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Monson, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1082
Train ID: NS J31
Photo Date: January 10, 2014


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Jan 13, 2014

Views: 4,562
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Photo ID: 427189

Former Southern GP30 2598 sits at the closed Sprouse Creek Preparation Plant on the Norfolk Southern Alma Branch.

Railroad: Sprouse Creek Coal
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Lobata, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 2598
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 2012


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By: Doyle Massey

Added: Mar 03, 2013

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Photo ID: 420143

An NS mine run drops downgrade at Blackwood, VA en route from Norton to Andover. The abandoned coal dock on the left was last operated by Ring Brothers Coal Company. Small single car load outs suc... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Blackwood, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9226
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 04


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jan 04, 2013

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Photo ID: 379069

With the old Consol VP #8 prep plant looming in the background, an old workhorse rusts under the coal loadout. This Consol met coal operation was closed down several years ago and is currently bei... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Unknown
Location: Vansant, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VP 8
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 14, 2011


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Oct 25, 2011

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Photo ID: 343915

A helper heads west over the Pokey as a shifter assembles a coal train in the background.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Eckman, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9329
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 19, 2008


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By: BurghMan

Added: Nov 03, 2010

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Photo ID: 304326

A former Southern GP30 high hood, now operating as a mine locomotive on the Alma Branch sits tied down under the only tipple on the Alma Branch. This mine is currently idle and as of November '09,... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Labata, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SC 2598
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 14, 2009


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By: Chase55671

Added: Nov 16, 2009

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Photo ID: 273248

The Sprouse Creek Coal Co. works to unload a cut of cars on the Alma Branch. This line ends about two miles around the curve. Canon EOS 50D

Railroad: Sprouse Creek Coal
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: w. of Matewan, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SPC 2598
Train ID: unknown
Photo Date: January 22, 2009


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By: Rick Johnson -2

Added: Feb 23, 2009

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Photo ID: 256685

Sprouse Creek Coal Company's ex-NS GP30 awaits the next train to load on the Alma Branch.

Railroad: Sprouse Creek Coal
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Lobata, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SCC 2598
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 18, 2007


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By: BurghMan

Added: Oct 21, 2008

Views: 1,847
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Photo ID: 256492

Hard to believe OSHA allows this in the modern era. Releasing the brakes on a steep spur, a worker roped in rides a coal gon under the loadout till full, then will ride it by gravity down to the m... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: None
Location: Eckman, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 20, 2008


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Oct 20, 2008

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Favorited: 16


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Photo ID: 203770

A 1963 model ex-Southern GP 30 workhorse has been idle for several months but not for long as you can see all new cars parked just above the loader.

Railroad: Sprouse Creek Coal
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Lobata, Alma Branch , West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SCCX 2598
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 28, 2007


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By: J.B. Lockard

Added: Sep 28, 2007

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Photo ID: 194647

Mtys just set at the Black Wolf Mining loadout on the Sand Lick Branch of the Tug Branch of the Pocahontas. With the steep grade, sand has just been poured on the rails before loading by gravity a... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: NS H11BR
Location: Elbert, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 10360
Train ID: NS U98
Photo Date: July 11, 2007


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Jul 23, 2007

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Photo ID: 81294

Railroad: Sprouse Creek
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Nr Williamson, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SC 2191
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 11, 2003


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By: Tony Sissons

Added: Oct 12, 2004

Views: 1,783
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Photo ID: 37352

A look at a dying breed. The single car loader at Dan's Branch is one of only a handful still active along the Pokey and her branches.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Hopper
Location: Eckman, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 312196
Train ID: U20
Photo Date: October 25, 2003


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By: Robby

Added: Oct 28, 2003

Views: 2,974
Comments: 0

Favorited: 5
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