A 746 train is pulling hard up the Elkhorn Grade at Switchback, WV with the Lackawanna Heritage Unit in the lead.
A helper set on the Pokey ducks into Kimball Tunnel at MP 392 on the way to its next assignment at CP Farm.
The Illinois Terminal heritage unit climbs through Switchback, WV on the way to Bluefield with a 576 train.
The Southern heritage unit switches some loaded hoppers in Flat Top Yard in a town appropriately named Yards, VA on the former N&W Pocahontas District.
NS Heritage N&W 8103 paired with PRR 8102 assists a coal train at Vaughn Tunnel on the former Norfolk & Western Pocahontas District.
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)
NS 185 has just climbed the grade into Bluefield from Ada, with an impressive consist of 4 locomotives. The train will receive servicing, make any necessary pick ups and drop offs and eventually d... (more)
Idling on the Bluefield pit, two of the newest locomotive models sit tethered up as helper power. GE's ES44AC 8040 and EMD's SD70ACe act as pusher locomotives for assisting eastbounds over the gra... (more)
Fall in the Pocahontas coalfields! With colors the best they've been in years, a loaded eastbound coal drag negotiates the scenic Pokey district near Glen Alum.
The southern West Virginia coalfields are a busy place this morning as several local jobs and mine runs build their trains in the massive Williamson Yard.
Downhill in dynamics, NS V34 heads for Narrows under the power of two former Southern GP38-2 high hoods.
What year is it? NS 18M's new leader, NS 7068 runs light west on the main while a pair of GP38-2 high hoods pull an eastbound NS V34 out of the yard.
A vintage Southern GP50 high hood makes it's way up the mainline west through Bluefield. The light engine will soon couple onto NS 18M and continue east to Roanoke.
Catching the first glimpse of morning sun, NS 820 departs Bluefield to the east on a beautiful crisp fall morning.