The crew brings the headlight back to life to give a roll by to a passing Eastbound, in a heavy snow.
Westbound at track speed.
Eastbound Cardinal, in the expert hands of Engineer Hensley.
Looking down the barrel of 6188' long Big Bend Tunnel.
Through the fog and darkness, a monster appears.
A four hour round trip, to spend five minutes here. An eastbound crosses the James River, with a high layer of fog still present.
My wife always questions my desire to climb out of bed at 4am to chase trains. Coming home with scenes like this helps my cause. Climbing the grade to Big Bend Tunnel. 90 second exposure @ f5.6... (more)
The last rays of the day.
An Eastbound coal train thunders upgrade past Hawks Nest Dam, just after dusk. 360 second exposure @ f8.0, ISO 100.
Meet me in Hawks Nest. A wide angle capture of a westbound / eastbound meet at MA Cabin, deep in the New River Gorge.
EB thunders through the tunnel. 355 second exposure @ f8.0, ISO 100
A morning in which everything came together. Sunlight, waning fog, and a train with perfect timing. Q302 gets the green to go after following a slow moving coal train.
Sunrise at Meadow Creek. The first rays of the day reflect upon the river fog, cause by an unusually cold May morning
The Westbound intermediate signal at Talcott, under a swirling spring sky. 1085 second exposure @ f5.0, ISO 100
A famous location, from a rarely visited spot. A westbound empty hopper train snakes its way along the New River during an early spring snowfall. The bridge pictured, is the one and only New Riv... (more)