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By:Marcus Neubacher
Dates:5/2/2009 - 5/2/2009
Album Info:Photos from (mostly) the NS Pocahontas Division in 2009.
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NS 2631
Title:  NS 2631
Description:  Westbound empties take the signal at Bluefield, Virginia, as they head for the Clinch Valley District. How many other control points in the US include the state in their names?
Photo Date:  5/2/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 7:11:17 PM
Location:  Bluefield, VA
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Locomotives:  NS 2631(SD70M)
Views:  136   Comments: 1
NS 2631
Title:  NS 2631
Description:  Clinch Valley District empties ease down the mainline at St. Clair, preparing to meet eastbound loaded train 772.
Photo Date:  5/2/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 7:11:17 PM
Location:  Saint Clair, VA
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Locomotives:  NS 2631(SD70M)
Views:  116   Comments: 0
Hemphill Tunnels
Title:  Hemphill Tunnels
Description:  The Heartland Cooridor Project tunnel notching is complete for the twin Hemphill Tunnels just east of Farm, WV. Crews are working east toward Bluefield.
Photo Date:  5/2/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 7:11:18 PM
Location:  Farm, WV
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Views:  113   Comments: 0
NS 18M
Title:  NS 18M
Description:  Eastbound time freight 18M approaches Welch Tunnel, which is in the middle of a facelift. The notching is underway here but has not been completed yet.
Photo Date:  5/2/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 7:11:12 PM
Location:  Welch, WV
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Views:  111   Comments: 0
NS 17M
Title:  NS 17M
Description:  A heavy 17M is rolling downgrade past the signals at Rogers, just west of Roderfield, in the pouring rain. The clear signal on Main One is for an eastbound 846 coal train that is struggling east to meet its pusher at Roderfield.
Photo Date:  5/2/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 7:11:19 PM
Location:  Rogers, WV
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Locomotives:  NS 9393(C40-9W)
Views:  92   Comments: 0
NS 185
Title:  NS 185
Description:  Westbound time freight 185 approaches Welch Tunnel. Behind the lead unit is an SD70 still in as-delivered Conrail Blue.
Photo Date:  5/2/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 7:11:19 PM
Location:  Welch, WV
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Locomotives:  NS 7602(ES40DC) NS 2574(SD70) NS 2666(SD70M-2)
Views:  244   Comments: 0
NS 233
Title:  NS 233
Description:  NS 233 makes its way west to start off the westbound parade shortly after the tunnel contractors have cleared up. The tunnel project on the Pokey will allow double stack trains to operate. Currently four intermodal trains a day operate here.
Photo Date:  5/2/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 7:11:20 PM
Location:  Big Four, WV
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Locomotives:  NS 2650(SD70M-2)
Views:  165   Comments: 1
NS 274
Title:  NS 274
Description:  Autorack train 274 is a one unit wonder heading east at Marytown, WV.
Photo Date:  5/2/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 7:11:21 PM
Location:  Marytown, WV
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Locomotives:  NS 9172(C40-9W)
Views:  103   Comments: 0
NS 772
Title:  NS 772
Description:  Eastbound loads for Progress Energy are preparing to pull out of the siding at St. Clair after meeting a westbound. This is the second siding west of Bluefield, VA, on the Clinch Valley District.
Photo Date:  5/2/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 7:11:23 PM
Location:  Saint Clair, VA
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Locomotives:  NS 9734(C40-9W)
Views:  91   Comments: 0
Pushers on 772
Title:  Pushers on 772
Description:  The 8022 and 8002 have finished pushing and will soon cut off the rear of NS 772. This view is from the Bluefield College parking lot overlook.
Photo Date:  5/2/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 7:11:21 PM
Location:  Bluefield, WV
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Locomotives:  NS 8022(ES44AC) NS 8002(ES44AC)
Views:  373   Comments: 0
Pushers on NS 772
Title:  Pushers on NS 772
Description:  A pair of AC-traction pushers brings up the rear of NS 772. NS has several pairs of AC's working in pusher service on the Pokey, doing the job that three DC units would do.
Photo Date:  5/2/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 7:11:22 PM
Location:  Saint Clair, VA
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Locomotives:  NS 8002(ES44AC) NS 8022(ES44AC)
Views:  339   Comments: 0
NS 846
Title:  NS 846
Description:  This eastbound coal train is down to a crawl as it struggles toward Roderfield, WV, where it will get its pusher. These rains and those that would follow in the week ahead would leave many locations on the Pokey flooded by the following weekend.
Photo Date:  5/2/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 7:11:24 PM
Location:  Rogers, WV
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Locomotives:  NS 8421(C40-8W)
Views:  106   Comments: 0
Grain train
Title:  Grain train
Description:  An eastbound grain train blows the first dust out of Welch Tunnel shortly after RJ Corman tunnel crews have cleared up for the day.
Photo Date:  5/2/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 7:11:24 PM
Location:  Welch, WV
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Locomotives:  NS 9652(C40-9W)
Views:  151   Comments: 0
Westbound empties
Title:  Westbound empties
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/2/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 7:11:25 PM
Location:  Davy, WV
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Locomotives:  NS 9768(C40-9W)
Views:  192   Comments: 0
Westbound empties
Title:  Westbound empties
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Photo Date:  5/2/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 7:11:25 PM
Location:  Flat Top, WV
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Locomotives:  NS 9773(C40-9W)
Views:  191   Comments: 0
Westbound empties
Title:  Westbound empties
Description:  A westbound passes RJ Corman equipment that is on site to notch Welch Tunnel.
Photo Date:  5/2/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 7:11:26 PM
Location:  Welch, WV
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Locomotives:  NS 9773(C40-9W)
Views:  150   Comments: 0
Westbound empties
Title:  Westbound empties
Description:  The westbounds started rolling late in the morning to await the end of the 2AM-12PM tunnel work window.
Photo Date:  5/2/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 7:11:27 PM
Location:  Flat Top, WV
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Locomotives:  NS 9782(C40-9W) NS 9754(C40-9W)
Views:  223   Comments: 0
Wesbound empties
Title:  Wesbound empties
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/2/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 7:11:10 PM
Location:  Welch, WV
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Locomotives:  NS 9782(C40-9W) NS 9754(C40-9W)
Views:  184   Comments: 0
Tunnel notching equipment
Title:  Tunnel notching equipment
Description:  This converted ballast car has equipment to grind away concrete inside the tunnels that are being notched as a part of the Heartland Corridor project.
Photo Date:  5/2/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 7:11:11 PM
Location:  Vivian, WV
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Views:  313   Comments: 0
Empties
Title:  Empties
Description:  A string of Top Gons is spotted for loading at the Tom's Branch loadout near Eckman, WV.
Photo Date:  5/2/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 7:11:12 PM
Location:  Eckman, WV
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Views:  113   Comments: 0
Tom's Branch Loadout
Title:  Tom's Branch Loadout
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Photo Date:  5/2/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 7:11:13 PM
Location:  Eckman, WV
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Views:  110   Comments: 0
Tunnel work
Title:  Tunnel work
Description:  Pink lines painted on the portal indicate where the notches will be cut into Vivian Tunnel.
Photo Date:  5/2/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 7:11:14 PM
Location:  Vivian, WV
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Views:  134   Comments: 0
AC pushers
Title:  AC pushers
Description:  The pushers on a grain train that filled out with coal tonnage blast out of Welch Tunnel. Too bad the 8010 wasn't delivered in Tuscan Red like the former 8010 (an N&W C30-7) was.
Photo Date:  5/2/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 7:11:16 PM
Location:  Welch, WV
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Locomotives:  NS 8003(ES44AC) NS 8010(ES44AC)
Views:  273   Comments: 0
Westbound empties
Title:  Westbound empties
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/3/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 8:06:14 PM
Location:  Falls Mills, VA
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Locomotives:  NS 2668(SD70M-2)
Views:  114   Comments: 0
NS 751
Title:  NS 751
Description:  Belmont Empties roll through the railroad location of Wills, WV, on a dreary Sunday.
Photo Date:  5/3/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 7:11:15 PM
Location:  Willowton, WV
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Locomotives:  NS 7672(ES40DC)
Views:  193   Comments: 1
NS 810
Title:  NS 810
Description:  A tidewater train out of Elmore crosses the former Virginian bridge at Oakvale, WV, as it descends toward the New River District mainline. Careful observers can still see hints of "VIRGINIAN" lettering on the bridge, above the Puritan National sign.
Photo Date:  5/3/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 8:05:48 PM
Location:  Oakvale, WV
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Locomotives:  NS 9677(C40-9W) NS 7706(ES40DC)
Views:  618   Comments: 9
NS 61J
Title:  NS 61J
Description:  An empty rock train of ROKX airdump hoppers comes through Wills. The crew will spot the train at the Pounding Mill Quarry spur at Princeton, WV. The loader operation there fills hoppers with limestone sold to power plants for cleaner burning of coal.
Photo Date:  5/3/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 7:11:15 PM
Location:  Willowton, WV
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Locomotives:  NS 9722(C40-9W) NS 9725(C40-9W)
Views:  264   Comments: 0
NW 555055
Title:  NW 555055
Description:  The paint on this N&W cab is still pretty nice for 2009! In fact, it almost appeared that the NW logo had been freshly painted?
Photo Date:  5/3/2009  Upload Date: 5/17/2009 8:06:38 PM
Location:  Bluefield, WV
Author:  Marcus Neubacher
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Views:  78   Comments: 0


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