Helpers on the last "Hill Run" fade away into the darkness as they pass through Garwood Tunnel, and the rest is history.
The last westbound empty coal train to traverse over Clark's Gap passes through the tunnel near Matoaka. To the right is the long dormant Bluestone Branch, perhaps evoking the future bleak look of... (more)
On a rainy dreary day NS U91 emerges from the cool confines of Jenny Gap Tunnel on its way toward Elmore Yard.
NS Train 745 heads to Iaeger past the iconic church at Berwind, WVa.
A U91 crew takes loads east towards Elmore yard during a torrential rain at Slab Fork, WVa. This train would recrew in Elmore and take the climb to Clark's Gap going down as the last loaded hill r... (more)
NS Heritage Unit 8114 takes empties downgrade over the Trace Fork Trestle near Amonate, Virginia on the first day of October.
On September 29th, a day before the last day on Clark's Gap, myself and several friends climbed the hill to witness the last loaded coal train climb the 2.2% grade at Garwood. The wait was longer ... (more)
Rock loads from Mt. Vernon, Ky. back towards the crossovers at Maysville before heading back east to the loading facility.
Rock loads from Mt. Vernon, Ky. head north towards Maysville for offloading.
Rock loads for Mt. Vernon, Ky. head north towards Maysville for offloading.
Southern Mikado #4501 is completes a beautiful scene working upgrade at Washington passing one of the classic N&W signals still lining the Pulaski District.
Southern Mikado #4501 is heading back to Bristol from Bulls Gap passing downtown Greeneville.
Southern Mikado #4501 is heading back to Bristol from Bulls Gap as storm clouds brew.