Chessie painted GP40-2 4168 at Peach Creek, WV || August 1985
Peach Creek was the old C&O yard that served the Logan, WV coalfields. C&O's last steam locomotives ran out of here---0-10-0 yard engines and compound 2-6-6-2s. Two B&O GP30s have their old C&O ca... (more)
The conquerors took over steam — C&O F units at Peach Creek, W. Va. Oct. 6, 1956.
It was bad enough arriving Peach Creek, W. Va. to find C&O’s steam operations had just been taken over by diesels in 1956, but the dismal, rainy, overcast Oct. 6th day didn’t help the enthusiasm. ... (more)
More conqueror’s of C&O steam — Alco RSD-15’s 6802 and 6808 at Peach Creek, W. Va., brand new on Oct. 6, 1956.
C&O quickly reduced its surplus steam power to scrap at Peach Creek, W. Va., and the tender and underframe of 2-6-6-2 1518 was all that remained on Oct. 6, 1956.
C&O had 15 Class C-12 0-10-0’s, most of which worked the heavy coal cuts at Peach Creek, W.Va. By Oct. 6, 1956, 142’s services were no longer needed. It’s tiny headlight was mounted on the pil... (more)
Another never-to-be-called back on stage to perform, C&O 1344 in the dead line at Peach Creek, W. Va.
Have you ever arrived at a play late, just after the final curtain dropped? That was my luck at Peach Creek, W.Va. when C&O had just shut down stream operations. This was C&O 2-6-6-2 1421 after... (more)
Two veteran B&O GP30s take a respite from mine run duties at the C&O coalfield terminal at Peach Creek, WV. The last C&O 2-6-6-2s and 0-10-0s in steam worked here in 1956.
Rolling through the Peach Creek Yard near Logan, West Virginia, C&O GP38 4822 breaks a rail and hits the ballast. It’s June 27th, 1976, and the coalfields are being worked by mostly four-axle pow... (more)
Idling on the point of a westbound loaded coal train for the B&O, CSX's newest ES44AC, No. 3061 idles on the West End of Peach Creek, waiting for a mainline crew.
A coal train awaits its next assignment into the coalfields of southern W.Va. Only a shell of the former shop remains in the background.
A single unit rests in front of the Peach Creek yard office.
Chessie power congregated at Peach Creek for mine run and road service.