Pokey, January 19-20, 2013
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My buddy Howard and I joined Nathan and his dad and cousin at the Elkhorn Inn for a leisurly weekend. On the way, we scouted a future railfanning location – at the bottom of the New River Gorge.

Jan 19, 2013
Fayette, WV

Then on to the Pokey for the last light of the day at Farm, WV.

While at Farm we saw our first Heritage unit of the weekend, the Norfolk Southern unit in helper service. 6:17pm

The next morning we slept late, Nathan and his bunch left then I stuck my head out on the railfan balcony when I heard a horn and a chase ensued for this. These shots are behind the Wal-Mart in Welch, after it passed we tried to race it on to Farm but it was too far ahead.

Jan 20, 2013
Welch, WV

At Farm I did shoot this guy next to the coaling tower.


Then back to the Inn for the typical balcony shots of Eastbounds heading up the grade to the Elkhorn Tunnel.

And yes, Dan (owner of the Inn) agrees that the trees just have to go!

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Mack Muir