A roadmate set with a GP38-3 idle on New Years Day alongside a former B&O bay window caboose, waiting to be used as power for one of several road switchers on the Ohio River Subdivision.
All we need is a paint brush and some B&O Blue. The Parkersburg Yard job pulls 12 cars dropped off by one of the two road freights into the Low Yard and prepares to head back out the transf... (more)
With twelve cars from the Low Yard in tow, the Parkersburg Yard job rolls up the Transfer Track to the High Yard on the first day of 2017.
One of the 2 Little Kanawha River RR SW1200's sits at the south end of the small operation tucked away in Parkersburg.
Most of the Little Kanawha's fleet sits at their industry. The 1205 is former Norfolk and Western (as evidenced by the black), while 1147 is speculated to be of Missouri Pacific heritage. Who woul... (more)
In the last light of the day, with storms in the area, a rare YN2 EMD pulled in on the front of 317. The yard is littered with EMDs today, as a local crew tries to start up an SD50-3.
The local departs Parkersburg as it gets ready to head over the Ohio River into Ohio.
"The 70's called, they want their paint scheme back!" was the thought running through my head when I saw this little switcher. The Little Kanawha is nothing if not friendly, and their lo... (more)
Sadly only a single unit greeted us at what used to be a great B&O location. This one began its career on L&N and was later a Seaboard System unit.
After a brief pause in the Parkersburg Low Yard, CSX's executive train continues its westbound trek over the Ohio River Subdivision through downtown Parkersburg, enroute to Huntington. The fog has... (more)
Q317 crosses the Little Kanawha River after departing the low yard just before sunrise. Special thanks to Todd Atkinson and Chris Strogen for the heads up.
Idling in Parkersburg, a mother and slug awaiting Q317's arrival from the north. In the background, a glimpse of the Parkersburg skyline is visible.
B&O CPL's in the weeds.. On the former B&O St. Louis mainline, a pair of B&O CPL's remain, east of downtown Parkersburg. These relics, increasingly rare on class one subdivisions are being reclaim... (more)
This MAC rolls to a stop in the low yard just before the switches are thrown.
While railfanning in my girlfriends hometown, I found this sad sight. A poor Chessie Systems caboose sits on a abandoned rail, it's age, and abuse, showing.