Eastbound NS 274 approaches the 90 degree left hand turn at Bluefield, Virginia and the upgrade grind to Bluefield Yard at Bluefield, West Virginia.
Eastbound 274 blasts by the site where the Irwin passenger station was located.
Tunnel 4's portal looks like a Mason jar after the Heartland Corridor Project. This is fitting since this is Hatfield McCoy Country.
A daily autorack helps make up the traffic along the Pokey while a siding full of old NYC and Conrail cars await the scrappers torch. A sign of the tuff times for coal along the Pokey.
One of the last runs of NS train 274 passes through the small Ross County agricultural town of Kingston. Within a week of this photo, NS abolished this rack and manifest train and created solid ra... (more)
NS unit autorack train 274 heads west, under the main road that leads to Messiah College on a late August afternoon. This train was detoured this way for reasons still unknown.
Once a 60mph train, now a 45mph because it is not pure autoracks and has mixed freight on the rear, the NS 274 heads through Columbus on a very nice fall afternoon.
With US 23 visible to the left, the NS 274 zips around one curve, and starts around another, as the fall colors begin to show in the hillside, on a very nice evening.
Detour autoracks cut through the thick fog off of the OC Bridge and down NS's Mon Line.
Older EMD and ex-Conrail power lead todays 274 past the signals at Old Joe.
NS 274 gains speed to make a run up the grade at Alnwick.
Southbound through Henry under an ominous sky. The clouds were good to me here and only minutes later Henry would be covered up the rest of the evening.
NS 274 heads south between Starkey and Boones Mill on its way down the Winston line to Walkertown, NC. This woodsy location is one of the few places I know of that seems to look as good under full... (more)
NS 2749 heads through Sciotoville
NS 274 creeps over the massive N&W trestle in downtown Kenova with loaded autoracks in tow.