A pair of foreigners in the West Virginia hills bring coal along the twisting right of way past a classic set of N&W CPLs at Chattaroy, WV as the train nears Williamson.
NS' hottest train on this line rockets east, only a couple miles out of Williamson now.
Eastbound 099 passes through Falls Branch near Chattaroy, with a solo NS Dash 9 leading 2 Saudi Arabian Railway SD70ACS units bound for Norfolk for export.
Westbound 217 passes through Falls Branch with the Pennsylvania RR heritage unit leading and one of the DC/AC rebuild special paints trailing.
About to cross Falls Branch Road grade crossing and pass the 4737 and 4736 colored position light signals is a westbound Norfolk Southern coal empty rumbling through Chattaroy, West Virginia, on M... (more)
Ugh, Mondays.. Crew from Norfolk Southern begin clearing out a heavy pile of debris from a rockslide across the Kenova District mainline just west of the signals at Falls Branch following a... (more)
Eastbound 188 passes under the cantilever at Falls Branch with the Savannah & Atlanta heritage unit on the point.
In a scene that can no longer be repeated, J13 rolls through Falls Branch with a solo SD60. The CPL signals here are gone and the SD60 is currently leased to Watco's Kanawha River Railroad, spared... (more)
UP 8114 leads 52W Eastbound through Falls Branch, under the cantilever that replaced the CPL signals here within the past few months.
A matching pair of CP AC4400CW's lead 188 through Falls Branch, passing under the recently replaced signals.
188 splits the CPL signals at Falls Branch with an ex-Conrail C40-8W leading.
Westbound light power movement 962 passes through the CPL signals at Falls Branch.
Loaded 776 coal train from Pennsylvania splits the CPLs at Chattaroy with a veteran SD60 in charge today.
Eastbound ethanol train 66E splits the endangered CPL signals at Falls Branch, a few miles West of Williamson.
Canadian Pacific GE AC4400 No. 9549 adds some color to an otherwise dreary scene, as grain loads for Virginia split the N&W CPL's at Chattaroy, west of Williamson on the N&W Kenova District.