The only thing better than a new locomotive in fresh paint is an old locomotive in fresh paint. 3333 is seen navigating the large cut at MP8 on the way to Powhatan #6 mine.
SD40-2 rolls downgrade on a cold February morning as giant icicles cling to the side of a large rock cut.
Continually operating between the mines and the dock in Powhatan Point, a shuttle train crosses Captina Creek.
Captina shuttle trains typically operate with an SD40-2 on one end and a GP50 on the other - a welcome break from NS's Dash 9 fleet.
NS Black is slowly taking over the 3333 spot
ExConrail SD40-2 in full dynamic holds 8,200 tons of coal at 10mph.
SD40-2 cruises by the abandoned Norton Mine. In the right of the photo you can see 2 old GE switchers that are rusting away. They were last used in the 1970's. There is also a work train with sid... (more)
The C08 is seen passing the old Oglebay Norton mine tipple on the Captina. The mine closed in 1972, but the tipple & coal prep plant were used by a strip mine operation (Cravat Coal) until the mid... (more)
SD40-2 3333 is todays helper as c06 heads "up the hill" toward New Century mine to load. Canon 350D Sigma 24mm 1/320 @F/5.6
Westbound C21 passes the yard office at Midsteel as seen from NS 1625 which was approaching the signal at MP 12.0 with C22 in tow