First time visiting the Pittsburgh line. I managed to catch Amtrak at CP Hunt
Coal was once king here. As pending new emissions legislation comes in to effect coal traffic begins to be come scarce on both West Virginia carriers CSX and NS.
After just passing Kenova I managed to catch the N&W 2156 being towed toward Pritchard, WV.
This was K080 one day after 19 cars derailed in the Boomer/ Mount Carbon area. No fatalities have been reported, and only damages besides the track is a burnt down home and truck. The cars were st... (more)
The A&O runs coal trains into Grafton, WV area. Here in Burnsville two of CSX's ES44's That probably aren't even a year old and they are already working hard pulling West Virginia black gold.
This is a rare site to see as CSX bought some of the early models of the Ace's which were junk. Many of them sit in CSX's repair facilities. Needless to say this one didn't even run for 20 mins be... (more)
Running a long the rugged Cheat River
WM BL2 runs the photo freight.
Roanoke bound train exits the Montgomery tunnel.
Norfolk Southern's yard in Bluefeild is just a shell of a operation of what it once was. Often this yard used to be filled with diesel smoke and long strings of coal hoppers or even earlier steam ... (more)
CALA 951 just sits here in Chadborne, NC just rusting away with all the other equipment in their yard. Their Fate to this day is still unsure ever since the FRA shut down this line.
Two trains wait to make their way up the old B&O now A&O on the way to Grafton, WV where they will be interchanged back to CSX
Pausing for a bit the mixed freight train waits for the circus train to clear.
Train No. 380 blows bast nitro yard after stopping for paper work and on to Hiball to Rand where he was to wait for the Circus train.
Train No. 380 with neat engine for power.