NS Train #754 slowly pulls out of the Ellmore Yard with such a heavy load of coal that to be able to negotiate the steep grade at Clark's Gap, 3 lead engines and 3 pushers are required. September... (more)
Notched up and hammer down thru Willy-Town with return power stacked 8 deep.
NS 8114 and NS 8001 shoves hard on the rear of train 758 as the train enters 1 1/2 mile long Elkhorn Tunnel in Maybeury, WV in the late afternoon.
AN MTY coal train returns back through Matewan for a refill via one of the Hatfield Tunnels. These two tunnels get their namesake from the the Hatfield family of the famous Hatfield & McCoy feud.
Tied down on the center track at Tralee, NS' Norfolk & Western heritage ES44AC leads a mine run, while NS' Illinois Terminal & Conrail heritage locomotives assist at Princeton drag toward Clarks G... (more)
The 765 knocks down the position lights at Prichard as it charges north towards Portsmouth.
The Williamson yard goat gets to stretch its legs by towing the steam special to the wye at Lovely in preparation for Mondays deadhead move. Here it is passing the N&W position lights at Panco as ... (more)
The Savanna & Atlanta heritage unit makes an appearance at Chattaroy.
NS 272 diverges from track 2-1 at CP Hull, just west of Iaeger, as a mine run waits in the center siding for the hotshot train to pass through. The days of numbered for the CPL's standing as new s... (more)
Westbound coal train pops out the west end of the Hatfield Tunnels and across the Tug Fork.
Near Page along the former Virginian Railway, NS' Norfolk & Western ES44AC shoves loads east along the Princeton-Deepwater District from Alloy to Elmore.
Near Oak Hill, an eastbound loaded drag crosses over one of the many unique Virginian high trestles on its late afternoon trek from Deepwater to Mullens.
A pusher set creeps out of the tunnel and across the trestle to get behind a underpowered grain train.
Coal is king on the N&W.. With two separate empty coal trains departing for the coalfields to the west, an eastbound loaded grain train idles in the background (far right) awaiting the removal of ... (more)
17M had an 8 engine consist today but I could only get 5 of them in the photo. 17M usually returns power in big consists on Sunday. I assume the upcoming Easter holiday has them thinking ahead.