The empty Benedict train is easing up to run thru a slow order a few miles shy of Pennington Gap.
Fall along the Buckingham Branch North Mountain Subdivision.
An eastbound coal train to Eastman Chemical in Kingsport, TN drops downgrade into Jasper, VA. Wallins Ridge rises to the left.
CSXT 641 is the rear pusher on an eastbound coal train to Eastman Chemical in Kingsport, TN.
CSX 3041 backs it empty coal hoppers thru the small community of Turner's Siding, VA which is a site of a once active coal tipple owned by the Charles Turner family.
CSXT 341 passes by the Hagan Tunnel protection signal just as the signal changes from green to red
Coming through Jones' Cut at Irondale, the engineer has to throttle back to about Run 4 until the first half of the train is over the sharp vertical curve in the cut. Otherwise, it's a made-to-ord... (more)
Passing steam-era coaling tower
The locomotives to the Balcony Falls Local sit patiently in the small yard awaiting its next assignment. CANON EOS 50D
Traditional structures live on in Balcony Falls, on the former C&O James River line