Norfolk Southern's Lehigh Valley ES44AC No. 8104 leads a westbound coal train through the small community of Keystone, WV on a nice fall afternoon.
Business as usual as NS 9823 rolls up the Pokey under a rare clear sky of late. Note all the MTY hoppers sitting to the left, a sign of the economic downturn in the Appalachian coalfields. The Tug... (more)
Pushers returning light roll west towards Farm and pass a row of houses that have seen better days...
Fall is in the air, as a set of coal drags await pushers under a leg (or two) of the old N&W coaling tower still standing at Farm.
The "infamous" Elkhorn Grade (which is very apparent here) has this old warrior down to a crawl on a beautiful fall afternoon along the Pokey in southern West Virginia. Next up, Coaldale... (more)
High hood SD40-2 No. 3280 leads an eastbound unit coal train upgrade east of Maybeury, WV on May 16, 1994.
Eastbound NS manifest No. 148 was grinding upgrade at Kyle, WV on May 16, 1994, led by C39-8 No. 8588.
NS C40-8 No. 8707, on a westbound light helper, was bursting out of Elkhorn Tunnel and into a sliver of sunlight on May 16, 1994.
An eastbound NS unit coal train was setting at Farm, WV, waiting for the helper to be attached, when a short thunderstorm hit on May 15, 1994.
An empty coal train starts to pull from Bluefield Yard.
A pusher sits under the old coaling tower at Farm.