An early morning in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky finds an empty man preparing to load at the Spurlock Prep Plant, with some of the finest Kentucky black diamonds.
A star filled sky glows over an almost empty Martin Yard on a quiet, dead night in March. The only thing in all of the yard is this veteran dash-8 and three hoppers.
With a fresh crew on board, mine run X758 sits under the loadout at the Creech Mine on a blazing summer afternoon preparing to flood load the first 30 cars of a 60 car train.
Getting ready to depart Yellow Creek after loading 52 cars.
3326 leads loaded coal hoppers around a tight curve at the mouth of Yellow Creek in the small community of Vico. Also in the curve, the roadway travels right beside the tracks which means motorist... (more)
After finishing loading coal on the far end of The Carr's Fork Branch in The Yellow Creek community of Vico, CSX 3326 leads loads under KY 451 en route to Hazard Yard along the last remaining mile... (more)
Never forget. CSX released their 911 unit into the engine pool on May 3, 2019. While waiting to leave the yard, a chance passing meet occurred with CSX 212, ironically long the telephone area code... (more)
A ex SCL C420 sits with other L&N Alcos In Corbin
Some switching activity place in Martin Yard on this fantastic Friday afternoon ahead of the long holiday weekend.
Russell to Waycross manifest Q693-25 with the CSX "Honoring Law Enforcement" heritage unit leading on it's inaugural revenue run crosses the Levisa Fork on a single-track thru-truss brid... (more)
U903 passes through the Pikeville Cut on their way to Shelby with an empty coal train.
CSX switches out two Ringling Bros. flat cars to push newly donated SW1500 1100 back to the Kentucky Steam shop.
CSX's Ravenna local swaps Kentucky Steam's newly donated SW1500 for Clinchfield 800. With only a single storage track, some odd switching took place to drop the SW1500 nearer to KSHCO's shop.
U903 passes under the leaning cantilever signal at FO Cabin on their way into Shelby.