The Southern heritage unit seems to have found a home on the Pokey in pusher service.
The Southern and Erie heritage units rolls along the Pokey beside the Bluestone River. In seconds the units will cross the Bluestone and enter Coopers Tunnel and back across the Bluestone.
A set of NS Heritage units, Erie, 1068 and Southern 8099 are serving as pushers along the Pokey.
The 8114, NS Heritage unit shoves hard against NS 272 autorack past the old dam built on the Bluestone River and used to help supply water to the N&W at Bluestone.
Empties roll west through the seemingly abandoned former coal boom town of Iaeger W.Va.
NS Heritage unit, Lehigh Valley and another AC unit cut off from a coal train while an empty coal train heads back to the coalfields for a refill.
A unique set of Pokey pushers consisting of the Southern 8099 GE Heritage unit paired with the EMD Erie Heritage unit. Both wearing green paint made for an unusual sight along the Pokey. I called... (more)
A NS research train sits idle for the weekend in the Bluefield Yard under the old coaling tower.
AC power leads empties bound for Weller Yard out of Glen Alum Tunnel on a cold winter day.
A coal trian makes an assult on the tough Pokey grade, made even harder today with blowing snow and slick rails.
A pusher set enters Glen Alum Tunnel.
The slide fence protects trains entering Glen Alum Tunnel from the ice formed on the cliffs above. These type of fences are common along this tight section of the Pokey.
Appalachia coal railroading in the winter, nuthin' finer! Here, an NS coal train comes off the Gilbert Branch loaded and takes the west leg of the wye, which will lead to the Pokey main. The Gilbe... (more)
The hottest train on the Pokey, NS 217 useing a secondary symbol runs cool today.
A Pokey time freight lights the west portal of Glen Alum Tunnel on a cold and snowy night.