At the last light of day, NS U40 rolls past Watkins as it makes its way towards Andover.
A pair of lite motors clear Watkins signal as they make their way towards Big Stone Gap after completing a crew change.
CSX U090, running as KT24 on trackage rights on NS' Appalachia District, passes through Watkins, as the sun rises and fog raises early on a September morning.
CSXT 86 has a clear signal at Watkins running Norfolk Southern trackage rights from Frisco to Big Stone Gap.
The power on the left is a rear end helper, that will momentarily cut off and return to Andover, VA after shoving a coal train to the top of the hill at Watkins, VA. The train on the right is in t... (more)
Looking positively irridescent this unit is returning empties to the coalfields.
An empty CSX hopper train rolls westbound through Watkins on NS trackage rights.
A Dash-9 and 2 SD60's glide along at track speed making short work of the 1.7 grade at Watkins, pulling loaded coal train 784. Nikon D80.
Breaking out of the fall shadows.
Loaded coal train 78T passes some color as it approaches Watkins on a beautiful fall morning.
The conductor of NS Q25 gets set for a roll by inspection of train 78T at Watkins.
The rear helper prepares to cut away from NS coal train Q02 while CSX empty train KT03 awaits its turn at Watkins.
Coal train 78T emerges from the shadows as passes some fall color as it struggles to approach Watkins.
CSX 8188 west in the hole at Watkins for an eastbound NS loaded coal train with pusher units 3282/3280.