BNSF 4364 has found its way onto a Ben Creek mine run as the U27 crew heads west on the Pokey at remote Panther, WV. The Pumpkin unit looks good in the WV Fall colors.
Norfolk to Toledo time freight 185 slips around the curve at remote Litwar, WV on the Pokey mainline as the sun begins to cast long shadows in the West Virginia valleys.
Pushers on the rear of U24 dig in as they cross the Tug Fork River and slip into Roderfield Tunnel on the Pokey mainline.
Eastbound 274 grinds up the heavy grade along Elkhorn Creek at Elkhorn, WV.
Westbound rack train 277 rounds the tight S-curves through downtown Keystone, WV past the currently very active mainline mine. Keystone is one of only three remaining active sites on the Pokey ma... (more)
U24 departs Auville Yard with tonnage out of the Ben Creek Mine. A three unit set of helpers throttle up on the rear as they pass through downtown Iaeger, WV.
Autoracks roll east behind NS 274 at Northfork, WV on the famed Pokey.
17M speeds down the mountain across Elkhorn Creek and through Eckman Yard with power to spare. Today's power consist of NS 8551, 6631, 6643, 8672 and 8986.
Easily the shortest train of the day! NS J29 rolls past the famous Falls Mill position signals with a single gon picked up at Flat Top.
NS 758 departs off the main line in Bluefield with 120 loads for Belews Creek, NC.
NS 217 slows for the crossovers at Oakvale, WV. In the background is the former Virginian (PD District) mainline trestle over FiveMile Creek.
18M knocks down the signal at Oakvale, WV amid some remaining Fall color high on the hillsides.
The tracks may belong to the NS but you could never tell by the power. Todays 18M sports to UPs and a former Conrail unit as they make good time down the hill east of Bluefield near Ingleside, WV... (more)
18M rounds the big curve at Ada, WV past the old N&W position signals. The Fall colors are fading fast on this October 24th morning.
83A works hard upgrade with 145 Tidewater loads at Falls Mill, Va on a frosty and foggy October morning.