Eastbound Wheelwright Empties pass through the opening near the new Industrial Park bridge between Pikeville and Shelby.
Darkness settles on the mountains of eastern Kentucky as a gloomy April afternoon winds down to an end and CSX W0086, an empty ballast train for Greenwood, SC, begins its trip down the famed route... (more)
U14 shoves towards Jamboree where they will load the system hopper train. Moves on this line have became even less and less common over time, down to only a couple a week.
Shoving up the Delorme Branch to Jamboree, U14 crosses over KY Route 632 and Right Fork Peter Creek in Phelps.
Q693 passes through the C&O signals at WD Cabin, one of many sets of C&O style signals left on the Big Sandy Sub.
Ammonia loads climb the approach to the Big Sandy River bridge, headed East on the Kanawha Sub passing through Big Sandy Junction in Catlettsburg.
Q693 passes the classic signals at CH Cabin, as one of the neighborhood dogs scurries off of the right of way at the last minute.
Q693 exits the only tunnel on the Big Sandy Subdivision, between SK and BU Cabin just East of Paintsville
An eastbound CSX empty hoper train splits the intermediate signals east of Dawkins.
A depressing sight at this once thriving coal loadout, as CSX coal gons rust away.
Cumberland bound manifest Q316-24 dashes through Ashland after fixing an EOT issue leaving Russell, passing PRLX 61 and MMC 863 sitting quietly on the industrial track at Mansbach Metal Company as... (more)
While not a Big Boy, UP Challenger No. 3985 was the next best thing! Here it is, disguised as the "Clinchfield 676," as seen through a 135mm lens somewhere along the old Big Sandy Sub.
CSX loaded coal train T700-14 exits the south portal of one of the Twin Tunnels at Lambs Ferry Road in Grants Bend on the former L&N CC Subdivision.
CSX 256 with the SCL sticker on the side, pushes a loaded coal train through the Democrat tunnel on the way to Martin.
CSX manifest Q692 lights up SK Cabin on the Big Sandy Sub a couple hours before dawn.