Union Pacific's Southern Pacific heritage SD70ACe idles near the pit at Weller Yard in-between coal run service in the coalfields of rural southwestern Virginia.
Union Pacific's freshly painted Southern Pacific heritage SD70ACe heads for the pit at Weller Yard after dragging coal loads off the Levisa Branch and into Weller Yard on NS' Buchanan Branch in ru... (more)
After running east to Dismal Yard to pick up 105 Consol Loads, NS U60 crosses the Levisa River westbound into Weller Yard. This train would get shoved up and over Riatt Mountain by J81 in a coupl... (more)
J43 has begun their short trip up the Buchanan Branch with the Interstate Heritage Unit on point. A couple of miles ahead at Burke, they will swap trains with U59 and take their train back to Will... (more)
The J79 pusher set shoves on the rear of loaded coke train U55, having just topped the grade at Virginia Lee, between Weller and Hurley.
On a wonderful June afternoon, Coke loads from Dismal roll West under the cantilever at Lester Fork with a tophat leader.
Rolling downgrade through Virginia Lee, the J79 pusher set on the S0M passes the kitbash NKP-style signal, one of many that are along the Buchanan Branch.
Double heritage power on S2N, with the Norfolk & Western leading and the Reading heritage trailing! S2N rolls through Woodman, about a mile from the junction with the Pokey Main, headed towards Bl... (more)
2 SD70ACe's and an ES44AC shove the rear of loaded tidewater coal train U54 through the interlocking at Home Creek. Just around the corner, the grade crests at Raitt Tunnel, where the helpers will... (more)
The J79 helper trio has just crested the top of the hill at Raitt Tunnel and rolls on the rear of loaded coal train 82G. Once they get to the bottom of the hill at Hurley, the helper set will cut ... (more)
The Dash 9 pusher on U54 starts to hold the 162 empties back as they crest the grade at Virginia Lee on the Buchanan Branch.
After a crew change as Lester Fork, U54 gets underway passing the bracket signal at Hurley, with 162 empties and a pusher on the rear bound for Weller Yard.
With a gloomy evening sky overhead, the pushers from U71 pause on a bridge over Lester Fork after cutting off from the train, and await a signal indication at Hurley. The Old Sulphur Springs Old R... (more)
Take a Ride on the Reading! The first of our four heritage motors in two days, Norfolk Southern's Reading painted SD70ACe leads a 105 car train to Weller Yard. There, they would drop off 52... (more)
With 105 Consol loads in tow, NS U71 led by the Reading heritage engine pulls by Vansant on the Buchanan Branch in southwestern Virginia.