BNSF #7743 leads eastbound freight train 18M through the classic N&W signals at "Hull".
185 heads west towards hull passing a string of empty coal hoppers and the loaded U28 at left.
As day quickly turns into night helper J54 inches up on the U28 to push it east.
The sun has set behind the mountain for the day as a mine shifter heads down to Hull to cross over from track 2 to track 1 before backing to Auville Yard.
The sun is still working its way over the mountain as an empty eastbound hopper train heads east through the Hull interlocking where the signals will soon be replaced.
Seven engines return coal cars back to the coalfields for a refill while other empties sit in a center siding collecting snow.
As expected, coal business is strong on the Pokey main.
Built in 1974 this former Southern geep is still performing its duties 33 years afters its inception. Seen here coupled to loaded hoppers at Hull it will likely be used later to shuttle these load... (more)
The doomed signal bridge at Hull!
The story of the Pokey. Coal loads down, empties up. 764 heads east with loads while U21 pulls clear of the Hull interlocking with caboose in tow.
A C39-8 holds main two under this classic N&W signal bridge as a coal train heads west on main one. This signal type is one of only a few left on the Pokey.
A "saved from the torch" C39-8 strains to get the loaded coal cars underway.
In the last light of the day in the valley 834 heads east through Hull while S1W waits to cut away from its loads and head west to double up.
UP 4912 on a drizzly morning waiting on a northbound.