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.
Southern 630 rolls through southern Kentucky as it heads up the Buchanan Branch with the last round trip excursion of the weekend.
Southern 630 rolls through Hurley, VA on its way to Devon, WV in the late afternoon.
Southern 630 passes a set of N&W position lights at the west end of Dismal Yard.
The ex Norfolk and Western Big Prater Creek Branch was biuilt in 1977, and runs from Vansant Jct. to Deskins, to serve the Island Creek Coal Company's Pocahontas Loader, which was the sole purpose... (more)
SOU 630 crossed Woodman Creek Rd and the Knox Creek just south of Ought-One.
SOU 630 puts on a show by the Virginia Lee signals just yards from entering Raitt Tunnel.
Southern 630 passes the NKP bracket at Virginia Lee at the east end of Raitt Tunnel.
Southern 630 charging into the west end of Raitt Tunnel.
After clearing the Thomas Wye, Southern 630 blasts uphill past the NKP brackets at Lynn Camp with the morning trip to Devon, WV.
Southern 630 heads back down the Buchman Branch with the return trip to Grundy as a few chasers get the shot at street level.
The late afternoon shadows grow on one of the several trestles over the Knox Creek as the 630 approaches the wye at Ought-One.
Southern 630 heads north through a coal loadout just north of Hurley on its way to Devon.