A pair of Monongahela Super Sevens brings another train of empty hoppers into Wana Junction, West Virginia.
Pulling a train of new Conrail bathtub hoppers, three Monongahela Super Sevens approach Wana Junction, West Virginia.
After decades of hauling coal from countless mines with diesels in drab black paint, The Monongahela Railway lightened up its paint scheme when it revamped its roster with eleven remanufactured fo... (more)
Former N&W SD40 1592, leads a westbound pusher set across Coopers Trestle, passing an eastbound coal train.
The trestle on the lower right is on the Bluestone Branch Line.
The old Alco still remains in the same place as last year. There still may be hope for her. The Tipple has been reopened but it is trucking coal in and out. Lets hope they soon have a need to fire... (more)
It's only mid-afternoon but the shadows already cover the valley floor in the West Virginia coal fields. A mine run has placed its empties and will now gather the loads.
Eastbound coal loads roll slowly down the main line as a yard full of coal loads await their movement east. One empty train awaits its westward movement to the West Virginia coal fields.
Busy times at Converse JunctionA Chicago & North Western coal train led by GE AC4400CW No. 8803 has just about finished loading at Antelope Mine at Converse Junction, Wyoming, on May 12... (more)
An eastbound coal train slows to a stop in Bluefield Yard for a crew change before it continues its eastward journey.
Head 'em up, move 'em out! Three coal trains and a freight are lined up at Bluefield Yard ready to head east.
Flood Loading at Dora
The Pittsburg & Shawmut Brookville Turn has positioned a cut of empty hoppers under the loader at Dora, Pennsylvania, and has begun to slowly pull them as a s... (more)
Ex-West Virginia Northern No. 51, still in WVN paint, rests on a stub track at Patriot Coal in Albright, WV. No. 51 was presumably sold to Patriot when the WVN ceased operations in 1991.
I Wana Get This Train Loaded
A Wisconsin Electric train begins the flood loading process at the Blacksville Number 2 Mine in Wana, West Virginia. The Super 7’s are all on the prope... (more)
Empty hoppers on their way back to the mines roll west out of the Baltimore & Ohio's yard at Grafton, WV, on a summer afternoon, behind an F7/SD9/GP9 lashup.
What may be the end of an era. The Alco that served the Litwar "Red Ash" Tipple for many years looks to be parked for good.