As the Stones used to sing, "Just a Memory"... Little Alco served the Clark Elkhorn Loadout for years, only to be scrapped during the recent renovation for LDH Energy's new loadout located near Mi... (more)
1200' deep on the south end of Breaks Gorge, lead pusher 809 rolls north adjacent to the Russell Fork River after a meet with CSX 66S and its accompanying pusher set working hard headed upgrade so... (more)
98J Work Train has just received permission to take the Pokey main line and is backing up on the Ought One wye to knock down the green in the curve out of sight. This work train is out on the main... (more)
Nice to see a couple of the "Kings of Shelby" on the east end of Shelby Yard today headed south. Traffic has been impacted severely due to millions of tons of coal left in place due to regulatory ... (more)
Unique vantage point (and one I've not seen) of the Breaks Gorge, which the Clinchfield engineers utilized for the Elkhorn Extension. Seen here is 66 south grinding upgrade and pass MTY hoppers st... (more)
Interesting signage spotted on the outskirts of Shelby Yard as 5290 south starts grinding up towards the Breaks.
Times are tough in the coalfields of Eastern Kentucky...
A Six Pack of 60's follow a Dash 9 through a tight curve known as Ought One (and yes, it's that tight).
Consecutively numbered PRR & NW Heritage Units 8102 & 8103 shown earning their keep on the Pokey as pushers, seen here on the "infamous" Elkhorn Grade passing under the old N&W signals. Grade is v... (more)
SD70ACE grinds up the Elkhorn Grade and passes under the still standing N&W signals (albeit crooked) on a beautiful fall afternoon in the hilss of southern West Virginia.
NS 9819 rolls down the Pokey WB by the CWC enroute to Williamson with a motley consist.
East bound on the Pokey...
MTY's are shuffled back into the coalfields via NS's Kenova Division, enroute to Willamson up the Tug River.
51R enters West Williamson via the "Gate", part of a multi million dollar flood control system built to protect the city of Williamson, and West Williamson. 4 Gates are utilized to allow NS trains... (more)