A Weirton Steel S2 brings a string of ladle cars alongside the former PRR yard in Weirton Junction, West Virginia.
Departing Alloy yard limits and crossing the Kanawha River at Deepwater, NS-rebuilt GE AC44C6M No. 4181 leads over 12,000 tons of West Virginia coal into the Virginian's Deepwater Tunnel. It's an ... (more)
Steam returns to Bluefield... NS 060 is preparing to depart Bluefield Yard in southern West Virginia enroute to Grundy, Va., for a series of NS 21st century steam excursions. Two SD40-2s wi... (more)
A freshly rebuilt CSXT AC4400CW, now re-classified as a GE AC4400CM, leads CSX H751 west along the swollen Kanawha River at Eagle - just west of Mount Carbon on its run along the former C&O mainli... (more)
Baltimore & Ohio 9256 was a boxy Baldwin DS-44-1000, one of 49 switchers of that model on the B&O roster. In the summer of 1970 it was working yard duty at Benwood Junction outside Wheeling, WV.
Baltimore & Ohio F7 7052 was a former Chesapeake & Ohio unit that could have used a fresh coat of paint as it posed on the head of an A-B-A lashup at the Benwood Junction yard outside Wheeling, WV... (more)
Crossing Leatherbark Run. The former Moore-Keppel Climax #6, now Cass Scenic Railroad #9, hauls her log train across the little bridge on Leatherbark Run, heading up the hill toward Whittak... (more)
Getting underway. The former Moore-Keppel Co. Climax #6, now Cass Climax #9 oozes steam from just about everywhere as she begins to move from the Cass Yard to the depot, to pick up her trai... (more)
Just a hint of fall color remaining. Although most of the autumn leaves had been ripped from the trees by a wind-storm just 24 hrs earlier, a few sheltered trees still retained a bit of fal... (more)
Ellamore after dark. Railroad crew members take a break as they await orders for their next move at the depot in Ellamore, WV on the Middlefork Railroad. OK, you're really looking at the C... (more)
Blue hour at Ellamore. Just after sunset, Climax #9 poses with her hopper train in front of the Ellamore Depot.....OK, it's really the Cass Depot, with a little creative signage. Lighting... (more)
Departing Ellamore. Re-creating her days as a Middlefork Railroad Locomotive, Cass Climax #9 hauls a coal train past the "Ellamore" town limit. The real Ellamore is located on Co... (more)
Shifting hoppers. The newly restored Climax #9 is seen here shifting some hoppers within the Cass Yard, as she works to make up her photo freight for the day. The lettering on the new Cli... (more)
Shifting hoppers. Moore-Keppel Climax #9 takes on the role of yard goat on a misty morning, shifting coal hoppers and making up the train she'll pull later in the day. This particular hopp... (more)
Five locomotives under steam. Shay #2, #4, #5 and #11 (hidden behind #2) and Climax #9 are lined up for the West Virginia Rail Heritage Weekend.