Photographed from a Southern B30-7A on a work train, a westbound CSX mty drag approaches the junction at Big Stone Gap, VA.
Unseasonably late snow storm greats CSX 8627 East, en route to Erwin, TN with a unit coal train
Mty SBD hopper train, northbound through the "Strawberry Patch" between Big Stone Gap and Olinger, VA
Westbound hopper train eases into Appalachia, crossing Seaboard System's ex-L&N main below.
Two SR SD's are poised at Big Stone Gap for pusher duty for a unit train, due shortly
Just four months after the connection's opening, a light northbound CSX helper scampers homeward to Loyall while an eastbound NS C Train waits for him to clear.
Mty hoppers follow CSX's One Spot across the Powell River bridge from NS trackage onto the Old CV at "Doak"
Northbound Norton, Va. to Corbin, KY through freight
An L&N Norton "Turn" heads northward at Roaring Branch, in the "Gap" through Stone Mountain just north of Big Stone Gap. The line (inactive since 1986) comes out of a tunnel, under Southern's Appa... (more)
Westbound Yuma Turn at Big Stone Gap, VA
Northbound L&N Norton to Corbin train 864 running hard (over some rough track!) on Christmas Eve. Fireman Tom Karr gives a bit wave.
Northbound Norton-Corbin through freight on a dreadfully overcast day.
Westbound mty unit coal train
Southbound unit train running as a third section of the daytime Corbin to Norton through freight
Southbound Electric Fuels unit train on ex-L&N trackage that has been unused since 1986