NS U23 eases towards Glen Alum Tunnel. It will stop just on the other side so the conductor at the other end can throw the switch to back up the Gilbert Branch.
A coal train rounds the bend amid a hint of smoke in the air from a nearby forrest fire.
That's not fog, it's smoke from a forest fire! I was pleasantly surprised when this CN unit emerged in the smoke.
A doublestack train passes through the massive floodgates that protect Williamson.
I was hoping to get a photo of NS 233 with doublestacks exiting Roderfield Tunnel but 5 motors will do. I'm glad it worked out like this because the first serveal cars were single stacks today.
Taken from the town overlook along the bypass, 17M passes through downtown Welch and past the McDowell Co. Courthouse as some railfans shoot from trackside.
Pushers glide downhill by an old concrete marker.
All this NS leased power running around has added some color to the fleet of B&W's. It makes it even nicer with the fall colors in the background.
NS 8000, The first AC motor in the modern NS fleet, struts it's stuff as it works hard in pusher srevice along the Pokey.
U 98 has got a pusher set on the rear and is exiting Laurel Tunnel and crossing the Tug. This train will do this several more times before reaching Bluefield.
These flowers days are numbered. The recent summer-like weather is gone and the first frost has come the night before.
Just one of the tight curves along the Pokey.
The hills along the Pokey are vivid this fall.
The CPL's at Old Joe still stand proud.
A coal train hustles MTY's back into the coalfiels for a refill amid the 2010 fall colors show along the Pokey.