The power on the left is a rear end helper, that will momentarily cut off and return to Andover, VA after shoving a coal train to the top of the hill at Watkins, VA. The train on the right is in t... (more)
An empty CSX hopper train rolls westbound through Watkins on NS trackage rights.
A westbound CP train rolling across snow covered fields west of Watkins MN.
Pushers (left) on eastbound TVA coal train cut and run at Watkins while a westbound mty man (right) will follow on his block.
The pusher set on trackage rights train CSX V265 is about to cut off at Watkins and run light back West
A CSX trackage rights coal train on the NS Appalachia District waits for a signal at Watkins to make its way on West
NS 73A will be at Watkins for 1 Westbound and 2 Eastbounds before taking its turn to head West
NS 73A allows a shorter NS 79G to pass at Watkins.
Just seven months after this NS line got CTC, a westbound trackage rights train of SBD roars through on a "clear." The siding here didn't exist just over a year earlier.
An eastbound NS coal train slows to drop his rear pusher at Watkins on Halloween afternoon.
NS local w/hoppers coming up behind, a coal train just past & 2 helpers going east!
Meet with (now) w.b. CSX pushers from the e.b. train just ahead.
Passing NS train and CSX light helper.
CSX eastbound number 1, the "Spirit of West Virginia," passes wesbound 760 at Watkins, on a busy Sunday afternoon on this NS-operated line in western Virginia (but not West Virginia!).