Blue twin # 4000, now coupled with another recently converted AC44C6M, # 4002, eases past the Wirtz signal on another trip down the vine with a load of coal for the Belews Creek Steam Station.
Loaded coal train 758 works upgrade at Farm, passing the historic Norfolk & Western coaling tower just to the west of Welch.
In a cold winter rain the NS 8013 Norfolk and Western leading the 758 crosses the Mayo River Trestle near Stoneville in route to Belews Creek Steam Station.
The NS 8013 Norfolk and Western sits in the yard at BCSS waiting to spot for the pusher to position the second cut of hoppers.
NS 758 with the NKP heritage unit in trail rolls eastbound on the former Virginian Railway mainline past a picturesque farm seen at CP Kumis east of Elliston, VA.
The NS 1024 leads the 758 south just below the NC/Va line.
The Lackawanna heritage unit leads a southbound Belews Creek coal train between Starkey and Boones Mill on the scenic Winston line.
NS 8114 and NS 8001 shoves hard on the rear of train 758 as the train enters 1 1/2 mile long Elkhorn Tunnel in Maybeury, WV in the late afternoon.
NS 758 rolls through Northfork, VA in the last light of the day with a interesting lashup of power featuring two SD60s.
A SD70 storms out of the Kimball Tunnel, as it rushes its coal train toward Bluefield.
NS 758 heads south through Boones Mill on its trip down the Winston line to Belews Creek, NC.
Loaded coal train 758 off of the PD District struggles thru the uphill curves at Willowton.
NS 758 is about to crest Starkey Hill as it heads south for Belews Creek, NC.
Southbound NS 758 stopped at Starkey. I can't rember the exact reason why they were stopped but it afforded some excellent photo opportunities.
A Belews Creek coal train heads south at Starkey with a C36-7 and new C40-9W on the point.