"This Is West Virginia Railroading" - And we about froze to death waiting to capture this moment. My friend Matt and I hiked in and stood here waiting for hours for the Beech Mountain Ra... (more)
Bringing the 1st cut of loads from the mine down the valley, The Beech Mountain Railroad's Alco S-2 "Old 113" eases across one of the Beech Mountain's infamous "Submarine" Brid... (more)
Running light up the valley to retrieve the last cut of loads for the day, The Beech Mountain Railroad's Alco S-2 "Old 113" charges through the sleepy little community known as Palace Va... (more)
Originally built for Michigan Limestone and Chemical in 1950, Alco S4 #115 (Bear's Blue Ox) heads toward Star Bridge with a cut of hoppers for loading. 115 took over road duties from Old 113 seve... (more)
Deep in the woods of North Central West Virginia, Old 113 trundles across the Upper Submarine Bridge East of Palace Valley. The 68 year old Alco will grab another loaded cut of hoppers at Star Br... (more)
Old 113 crosses the Left Fork of the Buckhannon River with 25 loads of coal. This short coal hauler is rarely photographed, but exceedingly interesting.
As the summer sun breaks through the overcast sky, Beech Mountain RR Engine 113 leads a string of 30 loaded coal hoppers north through the backwoods community of Palace Valley, bound for the inter... (more)
The village of Palace Valley is pretty self explanatory. A small village which is home to three or four houses wedged in between two mountains is also home to the Beech Mountain railroad mainline.... (more)
A Beech Mountain RR Alco S2 makes a trip to the Star mine as it rumbles through Palace Valley and into the woods of rural West Virginia. Oddly enough, this a very rarely photographed railroad on R... (more)
Beech Mountain's seldom photographed alco S2 is seen returning to the loadout at Star to retreive more loads. We were lucky enough to catch this unique shortline operating on this day.