Westbound empty coal drag E209 finds a sun spot as it crests the grade at the highest point on the C&O before descending a 3.1% grade
CSX 768 West crossing the BB-NS diamond at JC Cabin.
Q696-04 passes a monster 13,000 feet Q697 in Pauley Siding before heading to Shelby.
Q696-04 passing the WE Marrowbone siding between Shelby and Elkhorn City in a light rain
After meeting a monstrous Q697-04 at Pauley Siding, eastbound manifest Q696-04 runs down the final few miles to the yard at Shelby, KY on a dreary September afternoon, rolling through the Pikevill... (more)
Q696 crosses the Russell Fork into Elkhorn City, beginning the evident climb up the grade towards the Breaks Gorge, where he will soon slow to a crawl.
Westbound manifest train hauling through the signals in South Plainfield.
A CSX intermodal speeds passed the old NYC freight station
With the first good snow for the area falling, this coal drag made for a good photo opportunity.
Have you ever had one of those locations where you just cant get the shot because you didnt think the sun angle never hit there? Boy was I wrong. This location at the west end of the Pikeville Cut... (more)
Throwing out a bevy of sand and in notch eight, a coal drag makes a run for the grade. A helper on the rear is needed, as always, on the rear.
With a unit train of black diamonds behind, N255 exits Morley Tunnel and begins the climb to Oaks.
CN X392 rolls thru Mansewood behind CSX 768 and CSX 7301.
Switching headend power after coal drag stalled on Duff Mountain. Fifteen cars front and rear had to be tied down, then power run to the crossover and switched to get lead engine to work.