Westbound coal empties snake around the base of the mountain, approaching the signal at the east end of Quinnimont. The view up here, located in Grandview State Park, is quite exceptional!
At the early hour of 6:16 am, eastbound high priority container train, CSX Q136 rounds the bend near E.E. Quinnimont, slithering along the banks of the New River toward Hinton.
Sunrise in the Gorge. 1800 feet below, Eastbound intermodal Q136 begins to traverse the one mile wide horseshoe curve around the base of Backus Mountain.
A CSX coal train can be seen snaking along the New River at dawn from the overlook at Grandview. The lights around the bend are from the CSX Quinnimont yard. The well known Prince, West Virginia A... (more)
At 8:58 am the first of the morning light illuminates the valley of the New River Gorge as westbound mixed freight Q303 and its eight car consist snake their way through Backus, and soon to be Qui... (more)
An eastbound loaded coal train grinds upgrade, east of Quinnimont, as seen from high above at the Grandview overlook. To the left of the scene, where the street lights are visible is the lcoation ... (more)
The valley of Quinnimont, deep in the New River Gorge sets covered in a blanket of snow after the first snowfall of 2012 and essentially the winter season left its foot print in the mountains of W... (more)
A mile and a half long empty hopper train appears to be a mere toy in the 1800 foot deep New River Gorge. While not as pretty as full foliage, the bare trees of Winter allow a great view of the t... (more)
WOW! Such a grand view of a empty CSX hopper train running down the New River Valley.
The word "massive" falls short of describing the New River Gorge. Over 1/4 mile deep, a half mile wide, and nearly 40 miles long. 1400 feet below, 7 units and 86 sulphur tanks head west towards ... (more)