GP 40s and B units were the preferred mainline motors in the 60's through western West Virginia.
Classic B&O power heading to engine terminal after bringing coal up from the Elkins area.
Coal train power running around a cut of empties just brought in from Baltimore.
The clouds and rain never realy let up, and I was stuck with this kind of light. But the scene was fullfilling anyway. The GP 30 leading three other units was heading to pickup loaded coal train ... (more)
The rain continued most of the day. This happens in hilly country in the summer. A spectacular freight arrived with 6 units leading. A GP35, two GP 30s, F unit and two geeps.
F7 and GP9 are entering Grafton engine facilites during a summer shower. The rain makes them look new.
Another mine run gets underway near engine facility. The brakeman climbing aboard looks like a Faller HO figure. The new Chessie System logo was called a broken dish. By 2008 standards it also loo... (more)
The South Branch Valley lent GP9 6604 to Washington Union Station to represent the Baltimore & Ohio for the station's 100th anniversary.
One weekend a year Baltimore’s B&O Railroad Museum steams up their 1856-built 4-4-0 wood burner #25, complete with kerosene headlamp.
Baltimore & Ohio GP-9 no. 6604 rests next to a restored Pennsylvania Railroad coach at Washington Union Station's Centennial Celebration.
How the mighty have fallen...no longer in first-class service
Grafton was my go to city in West Virginia when I needed some shots to kick up my portfolio. Mine runs terminated in the long yard and often used two unit EMD lashups for power. My favorite combin... (more)