ES40DC 7569 leads a train of coal loads eastbound on the Pocahontas Division. This at the junction of the Buchannon Branch
Mixed freight train J42 rolls past the CPL signal at Devon, bound for Gilbert. This J42 contains the freight once carried by NS 380, reblocked onto existing trains and rerouted via Gilbert and Elm... (more)
DB's roll west down the Tug Valley at the sharp curve known as Ought One....
Business as usual as NS 9823 rolls up the Pokey under a rare clear sky of late. Note all the MTY hoppers sitting to the left, a sign of the economic downturn in the Appalachian coalfields. The Tug... (more)
After turning on the wye at Devon, TVRM's Southern Consolidation 630 leads "The Tri County Mountaineer" out of the tunnel at Ought One on Norfolk Southern's Buchanan Branch during the last run of ... (more)
A mother and her child sit on a rock as 630 and the Tri-County Mountaineer blast out of the tunnel at Ought One, on its way back to Grundy, Va
The 630 eases around the Buck main at Ought One. Notice that there are no diesels in the photo.
A western visitor leads a stack train through the "s" curve at Ought One
Smoke fills the air as Southern 630 leads the Tri-County Mountaineer over the first leg of the wye in Devon, as the second trip of the day hits the halfway point
Southern Railway #630 heads into West Virginia at Devon, ending its westward trek on the afternoon run. The train will turn on the two WYE tracks and the Pokey mainline before heading back east th... (more)
The Tri County Mountaineer steam special makes an appearance in West Virginia to turn on the wye at Ought One. The train actually had to back off the Buchanan Br. and onto the Pokey main for the t... (more)
The steam special exits Devon Tunnel on the Kentucky side of the Tug Fork River and begins to cross the wye into West Virginia.
An older BNSF unit banks into the curve at Ought One with a load of empties bound for Williamson.
Let the parade begin! After being held for the steam special, the parade of traffic began to move past Ought One.
Not every day you see a 110 year old locomotive strutting her stuff. Those two diesels behind her hardly even had to work.