Former N&W caboose in dire need of a little paint rolls down the Pokey on a mine run at the curve known as Old Joe.
Rural Appalachian scene as found in one of the many hollows utilized as branchlines to transport "black gold" to market.
A lone AC motor shoves hard in manned pusher service durng a snowstorm along the Pokey.
An old N&W CPL still stands guard as NS 18M braves the elements and grade. It was making good speed for the rail condtions and freezing cold weather. I soon found out why when a lone AC pusher wen... (more)
A coal train with a fresh load of black diamonds waits its turn to exit from the Gilbert Br. and enter the Pokey main.
SD70M grinds up the Pokey by one of the few remaining CPL's left over from the days of the N&W.
The track inspection train exits the Gilbert Br. and onto the Pokey main at Wharncliffe. Notice the "short circuit" signal still in service.
Classic Conrail power in the consist!
A pusher shoves hard as it crosses the Wharncliffe trestle.
A pusher set heads up the branch to help a loaded coal drag off.
Safe from the torch for now. The CPL directs traffic along the Pokey as it has for many decades.
A train breaks the still of the night along the remote badlands of the Pokey as the old N&W CPL's stand guard.
A close up of an old N&W CPL in action as a train changes the signal from green to red.
NS 185 clear Wharncliffe west main 2.
AC new power helps a loaded coal drag off the steep Gilbert Branch.