The old Alco still remains in the same place as last year. There still may be hope for her. The Tipple has been reopened but it is trucking coal in and out. Lets hope they soon have a need to fire... (more)
A coal train threads the needle between the towering cliffs and the Tug Fork River along this remote stretch of the Pokey.
A stack train passes a parked SD60 rental sitting near the old the old Red Ash tipple at Litwar.
A coal train sits in the middle track awaiting a re-crew.
A Pokey helper set exits Coopers tunnel and the trestle that crosses the old Bluestone Branch and River during the last light od the day.
Coal is moving again in Peach Creek. Lots of MTY's and power to move them into the coalfields. One can still see the turntable in the photo. The new office was built a few years ago.
A Williamson turn job hustles empties back to the coalfields. The train is exiting Kentucky via Hatfield Tunnels and across the Tug River back into West Virginia.
A coal train exits Kentucky via Hatfield Tunnels and across the Tug River back into West Virginia.
NS 22A glides across the Holston River Trestle. The water will continue to be down here for several more years due to repair work under and around Boone Dam.
A mixed freight rounds the horseshoe curve at Ought One. One of the steepest on the Pokey at 12 degrees. You can see the Buchannan Branch in the top right of photo.
The Interstate heritage unit hustles empties back to Williamson Yard.
Not much action on a Sunday for my first visit to B&P's Butler Yard but a variety of neat subjects to look at. I enjoyed all the color, especially for a guy who is use to black and white engines w... (more)
A coal train passes through historic Matewan W.Va.
The circus train glides across the Justice trestle for the last time as the circus and trains 146 year run come to an end.