EVWR empty coal waits to depart Sitran Dock at West Franklin, IN

April 4. 2018 – A Evansville Western Railway empty coal train sits at the SITRAN Coal transfer facility, in the golden glow of the setting sun. In the background putting out all the steam is the  Green Plains Bioenergy plant at West Franklin, Indiana. The Sitran Terminal was commissioned in April 2012 and is owned by Foresight Energy. It is capable of receiving up to 150 car trains from mines originating on the EVWR, NS, CSX and BN Railroads via the Evansville Western Railroad. The facility can store 1 million tons of coal. – #jimstrainphotos #indianarailroads #trains #nikond800 #railroad #railroads #train #railways #railway #evwr #evwrrailway #coaltrain

NS 8100, Nickle Plate Unit, at Alliance Coal, Princeton, Indiana

February 7, 2018 – Norfolk Southern 8100, the Nickel Plate unit, pulls a empty coal train around the loop at Alliance Coal past a loaded CSX train at Princeton, Indiana in preparation to pickup a load of coal.

Indiana Southern Railroad 3371 loading coal at Somerville mine, Somerville, IN

January 17, 2018 – It’s a cold winter day as Indiana Southern Railroad’s 3371 and 3388 makes the turn heading back out of the coal loop at Peabody’s Somerville Central Mine in Somerville, Indiana. The train was about halfway loaded when the mine developed a problem with its belt-line and the train had to slow from a craw to a dead stop while it was repaired.

CSX Q0647 crosses Trident with N013 waiting, Madisonville, Ky

August 4, 2017 – CSX Q647 (Chicago, IL (BRC)-Waycross, GA) heads south across Trident on the Henderson Subdivision, as empty coal train N013, (Warrior Coal-Palatka, FL) waits to cross over onto the Morganfield Branch at Madisonville, Ky on its way to Warrior Coal.

NS 8160 with KCS trailing with loaded coal at West Yard, Madisonville, Ky

July 19, 2017 – Norfolk Southern 8160 leads northbound train through Paducah and Louisville’s West Yard at Madisonville, Ky with a freshly loaded coal train from Warrior Coal and a Kansas City Southern unit trailing.

CSX E050 meets N050 at South Slaughters, Ky

May 29, 2017 – On this beautiful spring day, empty northbound coal train, CSX E050 (Rose Lake, IL – Red Level, FL) meets its loaded counterpart, southbound loaded N050 (Red Level, FL – Rose Lake, IL) at the south end of the siding at Slaughters, Ky on the Henderson Subdivision.