Deep in the heart of Central Appalachia Coal Basin a NS loader crew U54 is busy slow loading a coal train on the Levisa Branch at Big Rock, VA. The crew is loading the train at the Wellmore Coal C... (more)
U54's cab rolls over the north wye switch at Kent Junction on the ex-Interstate Railroad's Pardee Branch.
2 SD70ACe's and an ES44AC shove the rear of loaded tidewater coal train U54 through the interlocking at Home Creek. Just around the corner, the grade crests at Raitt Tunnel, where the helpers will... (more)
The Dash 9 pusher on U54 starts to hold the 162 empties back as they crest the grade at Virginia Lee on the Buchanan Branch.
After a crew change as Lester Fork, U54 gets underway passing the bracket signal at Hurley, with 162 empties and a pusher on the rear bound for Weller Yard.