With 28 coal loads for the CSX interchange at Chesapeake, a pair of GATX-leased GP38-2s exit Winifrede and ease into the Kanawha Valley. The Watco train crew has spent the last two days loading cu... (more)
Approaching the pure-B&O interlocking at South Deshler, CSXT CW44AC No. 46 leads a manifest freight across CSX's ex-B&O Toledo Subdivision in Deshler, Ohio.
CSXT CW44AC No. 493 exits the only tunnel on RJ Corman's Loup Creek Branch with a cut of loaded coal cars for the CSXT-Corman interchange at Thurmond. This area of the New River Gorge is notorious... (more)
Westbound coal empties round the bend at Alleghany, Va., silhouetting Chesapeake & Ohio's 'A' Cabin westbound on the mainline to Hinton. Soon, the 150-car empty train will enter Alleghany Tunnel, ... (more)
Spring in Echo Canyon... A westbound Union Pacific freight train for Salt Lake City and points west eases through Echo Canyon on the route of the original Union Pacific mainline.
CSX's former C&O mainline connecting Russell, Ky., with Clifton Forge, Va., has been stripped largely of its C&O signals and infrastructure, however a few relics continue guiding coal trains in th... (more)
New Progress-built SD70ACe-T4 No. 8906 leads an empty hopper train through the the W.E. Coal River Siding on its journey to Danville and the coalfields of southern West Virginia.
An AEPX coal train from north central West Virginia navigates the seldom photographed Bills Creek Industrial Track on its short jaunt to the John E. Amos Power Plant for unloading. The head end is... (more)
Departing Alloy yard limits and crossing the Kanawha River at Deepwater, NS-rebuilt GE AC44C6M No. 4181 leads over 12,000 tons of West Virginia coal into the Virginian's Deepwater Tunnel. It's an ... (more)
Signs of an early spring are increasingly noticeable in this late March 2020 view of Kanawha River Railroad freight KN 380 at Hometown, W.Va. A mild winter and early spring has led to a premature ... (more)
Early signs of spring are noticeable in the river valleys of West Virginia as outbound Kanawha River Railroad freight KN 380 rolls through Buffalo with two EMD SD40-2Ms.
Climbing of the dip near Arbuckle, KN 30 and its EMD SD40-2M duo lead manifest cars south on the Kanawha River Railroad to Dickinson Yard.
Early signs of spring and a pair of matching Watco black-and-yellow EMD SD40-2Ms add a splash of color to this southeast Ohio scene. Soon, this Kanawha River Railroad manifest will cross the Ohio ... (more)
Steam returns to Bluefield... NS 060 is preparing to depart Bluefield Yard in southern West Virginia enroute to Grundy, Va., for a series of NS 21st century steam excursions. Two SD40-2s wi... (more)
How times have changed on the C&O... Distributed power is now a common practice on mainline manifests, as freshly rebuilt GE AC44CM No. 7003 is positioned mid-consist for Rocky Mount, NC to... (more)