An increasingly-rare SD70M No. 2600 leads NS 821 west along the Clinch Valley District through the community of Tiptop, Virginia.
An increasingly-rare SD70M No. 2600 leads NS 821 west along the Clinch Valley District headed to Consol to load.
An empty unit train departs westbound on the Clinch Valley Subdivision headed for the coalfields, probably Tom’s Creek which is about all that’s left.
An EMD standard cab leads a stack train.
Helpers on the rear of an eastbound coal train round the big curve near the junction with the Clinch Valley Sub. The head end is doing pretty well but soon everybody will be wide open to get the ... (more)
Rolling into the big curve downtown another of thousands of trains is about enter into the labyrinth of southern West Virginia’s convoluted mountains and rivers. Until now I had not noticed the r... (more)
Eastbound NS 274 approaches the 90 degree left hand turn at Bluefield, Virginia and the upgrade grind to Bluefield Yard at Bluefield, West Virginia.
A trio of engines pass the recently refurbished "Bluefield Interiors" sign as they shove 83J up the hill into Bluefield Yard. The foreground track is the start of NS's Clinch Valley Line... (more)
An eastbound freight leans into the curve at Bluefield, Virginia. The track in the foreground is NS's Clinch Valley Line.
A late winter snowfall covers the southern West Virginia area as a light pusher set, composed of the Norfolk Southern and N&W heritage units, moves westbound through Bluefield, Va.
Eastbound coal loads cross the Bluestone River approaching Bluefield, Va.
A long way from home... Southern Pacific SD40E, 7328, is in pusher service on the "Pokey" helping former N&W C30-7, 8072 and SD40-2, 6120, to push another loaded coal train into Bluefiel... (more)