The Glen Alum Tunnel doubles as a drive thru engine wash today. Recent storms has soaked the hills with rain water causing the water to seep out and run over the tunnel portal.
A Progress Energy unit train exits the east portal of Glen Alum Tunnel as the sun melts the ice from the cliffs above.
New EMD pushers help a loaded coal train off the steep Gilbert Branch and onto the Pokey main.
NS SD70M 2581, ES40DC 7503 and SD60 HLCX 5982 sitting on Main 1 at Farm while a helper set attaches to the rear of the train before heading East to Bluefield.
NS ES44AC 8052 and another AC unit shoving hard as a helper on a mixed freight through Vaughan Tunnel near Roderfield, WV headed towards Bluefield. This unit is one of the 20 or so on the last GE ... (more)
Riding a loaded Top Gon down the rails, hoping the brake works. Coal is still loaded in Appalachia the same way it was in the 40's in places, using gravity and light braking to roll the mty under ... (more)
This coal train is already asking Pokey dispatch for pushers at Iaeger as it struggles to get past Old Joe's CPL's.
With the old Consol VP #8 prep plant looming in the background, an old workhorse rusts under the coal loadout. This Consol met coal operation was closed down several years ago and is currently bei... (more)
A time freight hurries west under the classic signals at Wharncliffe.
NS 8309 leads a loaded coal train out of West Vivian Tunnel at Kimball, WV.
A early morning visit to Coopers trestle on a absolutely beautiful Summer morning, yields a photo of 233 crossing the magnificent trestle and the old N&W Bluestone Branch.
After exiting the Elkhorn Tunnel, NS 236 throttles it up, passing by the N&W CPL signal bridge at E.E. Elkhorn. A perfect example of Appalachian railroading..
A loaded coal train passes two sets of helpers at Hull.
Eastbound coal train 754 creeps over the old Virginian trestle in Oakvale as it passes an old N&W caboose that is the property of the local fire department.
SD60M 6785 leads a late day westbound hopper train over the former Virginian trestle in Oakvale.