A trio of GP40-2s lead a CSX trailer train, utilizing long held trackage rights over the P&LE, through McKeesport, Pa.
After depositing its empties at a mine, the crew returns towards Rowlesburg with loads. They pause beside the Inter-State Lumber Company near Kingwood, WV (?).
A Chesapeake & Ohio SD40 and two Baltimore & Ohio GP9’s bring westbound empties out of Martinsburg, West Virginia.
SD60 Demonstrator EMD-4 and its mates have reached the bottom of Cranberry Grade at M&K Junction, West Virginia. They will continue on to Grafton with their train of empty hoppers.
Former C&O GP38, 3862 is on the head end of a mixed freight that has come down the Piney Creek Branch from Prince. Remnants of long gone steam days still linger in Raleigh Yard.
"Truncated Orange Blossom":
With only two engines (Chessie System/B&O GP40-2 4296 and Seaboard System/SBD U30C 7238), and fewer than 20 trailers, an extremely short OBSS is westbound at White Mar... (more)
Former C&O 3862 leads an eastbound coal train out of Mann's Tunnel at Fort Spring, WV.
"AGE BEFORE BEAUTY":
Westbound coal empties, with Chessie System/B&O SD50 8590 in charge, are paused on the Hood siding to meet eastbound trailer train with CS/C&O SD40 7561 in the lead at West H... (more)
A Roger Puta Photograph
EMD’s GP39 was a limited-production model, only penetrating the rosters of three railroads. Industrial Kennecott Copper bought one, shortline Atlanta & St. Andrews Bay purchased two, and Class 1 C... (more)
Loads East, Empties West
Hinton, West Virginia was a busy division point on the Chesapeake & Ohio. Although there was other traffic, the predominant commodity carried on the C&O wa... (more)
Doing exactly what they were purchased to do, a pair of Chessie SD50’s brings a trainload of tidewater-bound coal through Hinton, West Virginia on the Chesapeake & Ohio main line. SD50’s gained a ... (more)
In the early 1980’s, M&K Junction near Rowlesburg, West Virginia was a stronghold for Chessie SD35’s running out some of their later days in helper service. Here one from t... (more)
The Florida-bound Orange Blossom Special arrives from its Conrail origins at East Side Yard in Philadelphia. After a CSX crew goes on duty, the train will continue south to Richmond and poi... (more)
Eastbound coal rolls through the small community of Mount Carbon, West Virginia. The Chessie SD50’s were the pride of the fleet in the mid-1980’s.