Shoving hard on the rear of westbound loaded train U60, J85 crests the grade at Virginia Lee just after exiting the tunnel. These locomotives will push to Hurley, cut off and return light to Well... (more)
Dropping downgrade into the small community of Hurley, Virginia, NS westbound loaded train U60 passes the unique N&W signals in Hurley on the Buchanan Branch.
Emerging from the former N&W tunnel at Virginia Lee and cresting the steep mountain grade, NS westbound loaded train U60 begins it's decent to Hurley to drop off it's train and cut the pusher's of... (more)
After getting it's trio of pushers in Weller Yard a few miles back, NS westbound loaded train U60 struggles upgrade as it knocks down the new signal at Lynn Camp on the Buchanan Branch. The origi... (more)
Grinding and weaving upgrade through the coal fields of Buchanan County, NS U60 carries it's westbound loaded train above the small community of Home Creek on former N&W rails.
Shortly after picking up 15 coal loads and adding them to their westbound loaded coke train, NS U60 works around the corner as it approaches Thomas Wye behind a former Conrail EMD. This westbound... (more)
UP SD70M No. 4633 leads a loaded coal train past the cantilever signal at Lester Fork, westbound on NS's Buchanan Branch to Ought-One from Weller Yard.
Grinding upgrade on the Buchanan Branch, NS 8045 leads U72 under the signals at Lyn Camp.
On a warm morning in Southwest Virginia, U72 sits idle in Weller Yard near Grundy, VA for a crew to head up the mountain towards Ought One.
As the rain starts to let up, and the fog starts to settle in the valley, NS Weller Pusher Set J86 shoves a loaded U72 across the bridge in Hurely on the Buchanan Branch.
Struggling and squealing upgrade in the pouring rain, a pair of GE's lug U72 upgrade, while slipping on the grade on the fomer N&W Buchanan Branch.
After turning on the wye at Devon, TVRM's Southern Consolidation 630 leads "The Tri County Mountaineer" out of the tunnel at Ought One on Norfolk Southern's Buchanan Branch during the last run of ... (more)
Southern 630 passes under as it enters into the west end of Raitt Tunnel.
On a perfect Spring afternoon deep in the Appalachian Mountains, Southern 630 storms uphill shortly after departing Devon, WV on its return trip to Grundy.