After helping the head end with its outbound coal loads, a pair of R.J. Corman EMD SD40-2Ts head for the crew base near Thurmond. In 2017, R.J. Corman crews painted both of the locomotives used on... (more)
With the morning sun piercing through the snow covered valley, CSX AC4400CW No. 415 leads the second cut of coal hoppers toward Mount Hope from the R.J. Corman-served coal loadout at Pax.
A relatively clean YN2 AC4400CW carefully shoves its first set of 32 loads into a siding near Mount Hope. Once the cars are dropped off, two CSX-run through locomotives will return light to the Co... (more)
A R.J. Corman crew runs a freshly loaded train down to the junction for CSX pick up later on.
R.J. Corman waits under stormy skies to head out on the main and tie the train down in the siding.
Upgrade with empties for Pax, a pair of AC4400's are framed by the fall foliage as they follow C&O's Loup Creek branch toward the top of the New River Gorge from Thurmond.
Arriving at the CSX/RJC yard limits, R.J. Corman SD40-2T No. 8569 passes over Loup Creek with two outbound cars for the interchange.
Observing a maximum track speed of 10MPH, R.J. SD40-2T No. 8569 heads for the CSX interchange at Thurmond with two empties from Austin Powder in Mt. Hope.
After delivering two empties to the CSX interchange at Thurmond, a pair of R.J. Corman SD40-2T's and two loads of ammonium nitrate negotiate the stiff grades up Loup Creek, passing the Loup Creek ... (more)
Aproaching the CSX/RJC interchange at Thurmond, the entire fleet of SD40-2T's for the West Virginia operations follow the Loup Creek Gorge downgrade toward Thurmond from Mt. Hope during fall peak.... (more)
After picking up two outbound cars at Austin Powder in Mt. Hope, R.J. Corman's interchange local follows Loup Creek downgrade, passing through some of the best foliage along the former C&O this se... (more)
Empties for the R.J. Corman loadout at Pax drag their 100 hoppers up the original C&O Loup Creek branch toward Harvey from Thurmond.
Enroute to the CSX/RJC interchange at Thurmond, a pair of former Southern Pacific SD40-2T's follow the route of the original C&O Loup Creek Subdivision with three covered hoppers in tow.
Paralleling Loup Creek out of the New River Gorge from Thurmond, empties for the R.J. Corman mine at Pax catch the late morning sun near Thurmond.
Crossing the New River at Thurmond, empties for the R.J. Corman loadout at Pax diverge onto the former C&O Loup Creek branch from the C&O main at Thurmond, under the power of a duo of CSX GE's.