AK Steel 1220 leads a cut of mty coke hoppers south toward the coke works with the engineer running the unit by remote control while relaxing on the front "porch" of the switcher.
Eastbound LMSX 7919 leads CSX Q320-12 off the Northern Subdivision past the yard board at RJ Cabin near Wurtland, KY.
The daily NS Kentucky Division coil steel train, 61A, rolls south with a colorful mix of power including: BNSF C44-9W 4012-NS SD60M 6796 and NS Dash 9 9838 in primer grey.
Southbound rolls through the S curves on the western side of Delaplain Yard on a hazy August morning.
Fitting end for a great railfanning day, not one but two former N&W cabs bringing up the rear of mine run U25 out of Alum Creek bound for Auville Yard. Only on the Pokey!
Now here's a rare catch, a matched set of CSX GEs on the point of westbound rack train 277 speeding along through downtown Iaeger, WV. I knew those units looked funny in the viewfinder!
194s helpers have been trailing along since Vulcan proving you can catch units on the rear just about anyplace on the Pokey.
The helpers on the rear of eastbound NS 194 only have one unit on line as it dig in up Elkhorn Grade at Big Four, WV.
Deep in the WV valleys where the sun rarely shines, a UP engine finds work in the east a bit harder than those flat wide open runs out west.
Mty grain hoppers bound for Gibson City, IL rumble through remote Panther, WV on the Pokey.
9701 & 8424 power mine run U63 west through the former coal boom town of Davy, WV. Times have gone bust in Davy these days but the rail action remains red hot!
The power off 83A has been recrewed at Bluefield as the J52 and the power is caught drifting downgrade through Ennis on the way to Farm to assist yet another eastbound tonnage train.
Westbound 233 is on a roll through Vivian, WV sporting a very rare CN trailing unit and the friendliest crew on the whole division.
Eastbound 756 smokes up Elkhorn Grade
Eastbound NS 281 creeps up to the summit of the grade inside Bluefield Yard as the rear helpers notch off the throttles. A quick crew change and its on toward Roanoke.