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Eastern Kentucky Railroads
Shots of rail action in the Eastern Coalfields of Kentucky.
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Photo ID: 672978

After being talked by signals all the way up the branch due to rusty rail, U01 passes the CPL at Bluebird on the Wolf Creek Branch, almost to Pontiki mine to load.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Bluebird, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9935
Train ID: NS U01
Photo Date: October 06, 2018


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By: Billy Hager

Added: Oct 06, 2018

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Photo ID: 669961

Deep in the hollows of Letcher County, two EMD's rust away at the idled Golden Oak Coal prep plant. These units were called mine critters, which shoved hoppers under the loadout while loading coal... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: EMD SW7
Location: Colson, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: Unit 1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 08, 2018


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By: James Gentry

Added: Sep 09, 2018

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Photo ID: 668497

On a gorgeous Saturday morning, a empty hopper train passes over the Blair Branch crossing in the small mountain community of Isom.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES40DC
Location: Isom, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 5454
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 25, 2018


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By: James Gentry

Added: Aug 26, 2018

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Photo ID: 668195

A trio of UP motors leads Q693-21 down the Big Sandy Subdivision, passing onto the single track at CH Cabin near Chapman, KY in the last light of the day. While the rest of the CSX system undergoe... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Chapman, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5590
Train ID: CSX Q693-21
Photo Date: August 21, 2018


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By: Mike Sullivan

Added: Aug 23, 2018

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Photo ID: 668083

One of the final remaining YN2 SD70ACs has a short Q541 in tow headed south to Etowah.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD70AC
Location: Corbin, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 4566
Train ID: CSX Q541-18
Photo Date: August 19, 2018


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By: Mark Ragan

Added: Aug 21, 2018

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Photo ID: 667618

Two CSX C40-8 units, 7556 & 7510, are painted in the railroad's solid gray color scheme as they sit on a Monday at Ashland, KY.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Ashland, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: CSX 7556
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 17, 1994


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Aug 16, 2018

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Photo ID: 664078

Lines of mostly SD50/SD60, and SD60M/I's sit in the deadlines at Russell with horns removed and stacks capped. Not nearly as much there now with the AC60's and Dash 8's sold and gone but still sev... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD60M
Location: Raceland, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 8781
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 08, 2018


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By: Billy Hager

Added: Jul 12, 2018

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Photo ID: 663337

On a hot July morning, a CSX empty SCWX train waits for a crew to depart Loyall. It's good to see some action around these parts, especially with the downturn of coal production.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Loyall, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 753
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 05, 2018


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Added: Jul 06, 2018

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Photo ID: 659851

CSX Q693 has nearly completed its crew run across CSX's ex-C&O Big Sandy Subdivision as it silhouettes the leaning C&O cantilever signal at FO Cabin shortly after sunset on June 1.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Pikeville, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 444
Train ID: CSX Q693
Photo Date: June 01, 2018


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Jun 02, 2018

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Photo ID: 659121

T209-26 passes through the Pikeville Cut Through, with a muddy Levisa Fork after the past few days of rain. 200 loads of coal, with 2 DPU's 100 cars deep in the 11,000 feet of train.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Pikeville, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 3155
Train ID: CSX T209-26
Photo Date: May 26, 2018


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By: Billy Hager

Added: May 26, 2018

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Photo ID: 657973

N760 heads east for Brice, NC as CSX 745 passes under the only C&O signal bridge on the Big Sandy called Bobb's just west of Paintsville.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Thelma, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 745
Train ID: CSX N760
Photo Date: April 20, 2018


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By: John Puda

Added: May 14, 2018

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Photo ID: 657898

A dreary rain falls on Eastern Kentucky as northbound coal loads from the branch at Coal Run Junction, at the other end of the Big Sandy, split the modified C&O signals at Calgon

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ET44AC
Location: Cattlesburg, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 3164
Train ID: CSX T12601
Photo Date: April 16, 2018


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By: Will Jordan

Added: May 14, 2018

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Photo ID: 657398

Heavy snow blows through the rock cut in Pikeville as a CSX SD70MAC brings an empty Herzog train down the Big Sandy. The purple flowers to the right show the conflicting weather conditions going o... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Pikeville, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 4720
Train ID: CSX W0086-16
Photo Date: April 16, 2018


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By: Will Jordan

Added: May 08, 2018

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Photo ID: 657364

EMD 7002, EMD 7001, EMD 7000 and a test car have just left the Corbin Yard for more testing and evaluation by CSX.

Railroad: Electro Motive Division (EMD)
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Corbin, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: EMD 7002, EMD 7001, EMD 7000
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 10, 1993


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By: James R Doughty

Added: May 08, 2018

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Photo ID: 656717

At the far East end of The Poor Fork Branch on the former L&N, sets this faded Alco S2 switcher for US Steel. Back in the day, this loco would switch loaded coal hoppers around from The Portal 31 ... (more)

Railroad: United States Steel (USX)
Locomotive: Alco S2
Location: Lynch, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: USX 102
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 01, 2018


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By: James Gentry

Added: May 02, 2018

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