Tied down on the center track at Tralee, NS' Norfolk & Western heritage ES44AC leads a mine run, while NS' Illinois Terminal & Conrail heritage locomotives assist at Princeton drag toward Clarks G... (more)
A long string of mtys is tied down at Clarks Gap siding on a blustery spring day.
With the lead motor almost out of fuel and headed east while loaded, U85 awaits a power swap with U86 coming up the hill from Matoaka.
After setting its first cut of coal off at Clarks Gap, a Hill Run and its helper head back to Elmore Yard for another cut.
Note the old Virginian signal at Algonquin in the distance.
Hill Run U85 soars over Garwood Trestle with another 40 car cut of coal for Clarks Gap. Shoving on the rear are a NS C40-8, ex-CR SD60I and a BNSF C44-9W.
The supports from the Virginian's ele... (more)
Power heads back for the second cut after problems on the Hill above Elmore Yard. Tunnel #12 looms ahead after dropping cars off at Weyanoke on the other side of Clarks Gap. This area is extremely... (more)
U85, a Hill Run, exits Micajah Tunnel on the old Virginian between Covel and Weyanoke on the way up to Clark Gap. Spring is just days away as the trees begin to bud on this very remote stretch of ... (more)
U85 pulling 21 cars after cutting in half just around the corner at Covel when the third engine back, the 2534, ran out of fuel on the Hill. The first cut is about to enter Garwood Tunnel, then ma... (more)