posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 03:44 AM
Just checking in real quick before I hit the hay stack in the back room.
Spent some time with my dad on Saturday chasing a train south along the Kanawha River Railroad. Just happen to hear this coal train getting ready to
leave Dickinson Yard over at Belle. I got to thinking that it had been a while since I had caught a train over there. So I went in and asked him if he
wanted to go get one on the other side. He asked what was talking on the radio and I told him that a coal train was getting ready to leave and that I
didn't know if it was heading either north or south. We talked it over for a few minutes and we went to go see if we could see which way it was
heading. We got over to the yard and had to wait around for a little bit before he started to head south. As soon as that train started moving, we
made a bee line for a spot.
Thundering south down former New York Central track along the new short line's namesake river. A Kanawha River Railroad coal train, running as a KN38,
passes through Cedar Grove as it heads towards Alloy and the connection with the former Virginian Railway.
Barely exerting any force on the rear of the train for now. KN38's pushers glide with ease through Cedar Grove while on the way south.
Seen after crossing the Kanawha River, the former Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, West Virginia 61, and after emerging from a small tunnel of trees.
Kanawha River Railroad train KN38 is about to enter Deepwater Tunnel on its run south to Mullens.
Digging in and getting ready for the battle up the nearly two percent grade between here and Oak Hill ahead. The three SD60s on the rear enter
Deepwater Tunnel with the stiff grades of the former Virginian Railway ahead of them.
With four SD60s shoving on the rear of a loaded coal train with all they can muster as their battle with the near two percent grade begins. Kanawha
River Railroad train KN38 illuminates the inside of Deepwater Tunnel on the former Virginian Railway as they head south for Mullens.