Norfolk Southern loaded coal train 81M moves west under the signal bridge at Richlands, Virginia.
81M crosses the high bridge at Amonate on the Dry Fork with a loaded Duke coal train.
With a thick frost clinging to the hill side, NS 745, posing as NS 81M curves through Artrip as it heads down the Clinch Valley toward Bluefield
A rear pusher set on the rear of 81M shoves hard as the grade begins up Elkhorn.
Conrail led coal drag 81M slows to a crawl as it approaches the summit at Bandy, crossing over Trace Branch several times enroute. On the rear is a pusher set, needed on this trip to Cedar Bluff a... (more)
Conrail led 81M crests the summit at Bandy Tunnel, enroute to the Clinch Valley and Cedar Bluff. Fall has arrived in the southern coalfields of Appalachia.
Coal drag 81M rounds a curve in the Tug Fork valley and runs into a patch of late evening sun on the Pokey.