Three GE C36-7s and an unidentified EMD unit clear Elkhorn Tunnel. As a corporate entity Norfolk Southern was two years old when this photo was taken. Deep in the hills of West Virginia the above ... (more)
In a bitterly cold wintry scene, a train of loaded coal hoppers fly into Elkhorn Tunnel outside of Maybeury, WV on January 28, 2021 as they head east to Bluefield, WV over the famous Elkhorn Grade... (more)
Former N&W SD40-2, 6145, leads a freight train down grade on the west side of Elkhorn Tunnel with the classic N&W CPLs standing watch.
On what was a gorgeous fall day, Helper set J60 shoves hard on the rear of a loaded coal, passing through the east end ofEckman yard and by the soon to be gone CPL's.
On what was a gorgeous fall day, train 194 crawls up the near 2% grade, surprisingly without helpers.
Mission accomplished, as the 3 newest pushers (two new ET44ACs and the "DC to AC" conversion) duck into the void atop the infamous Elkhorn grade located inside the cavernous Elkhorn Tunn... (more)
The blue mule and 2 ET44AC's push 83K east to Flat Top
On Top Of The World (at least, for a little while). NS 9163 has almost reached the summit of the infamous Elkhorn Grade on the NS Pocahontas Division. The former N&W signals are still standing, bu... (more)
The old N&W signals that have guarded the East End of Elkhorn Tunnel are, sadly, no more. May they rust (er, rest) in peace...
Pusher set prepares to enter the sump at the seldom seen east end of Elkhorn Tunnel. Note the new operable signals and still standing older signal bridge...
NS 236 running unassisted blasts past a coal drag at the west portal of Elkhorn Tunnel just a few weeks after the opening of the Heartland Corridor.
There's nothing quite like a day at the Elkhorn Tunnel in the autumn.
NS 188 charges up the Elkhorn grade with the assistance of two ES44AC's on the rear. Empty train 767 is stopped at Maybeury crossover just about a mile down the road waiting for him to finish cros... (more)
NS 815 pokes its head out of the west portal of Elkhorn Tunnel with a long train of empties.
Pushers roll light under the soon to be replaced N&W signal bridge near Elhorn Tunnel. Fall colors are starting to emerge...