One of L&N's four SDP35s fronts the morning train from Corbin to Norton as it climbs the grade through the former mining community of Blackwood, VA, on the Cumberland Valley Division.
A NS mine run heading for Pardee on the former Interstate RR Roaring Fork Branch rolls westbound past the Ring Coal Company loadout at Blackwood, VA.
EB mine runs works a very small but productive loadout.
Mtys en route to Norton on the former Interstate.
Unit coal train climbing upgrade in the snow at Blackwood, on trackage dormant since 1986.
A southbound manifest climbs upgrade behind five RS3's (only four are shown in this scene, however). The sound was delightful, by the way.
Southbound coal train climbing upgrade to Norton on trackage unused since 1986
First Hill crew heading to Miller Yard, Virginia in the snow
NS 890 drifts downhill pass Ring Coal Company in Blackwood, VA