For two days each year, there's a very slight possibility to catch two Amtrak trains side-by-side along former C&O rails in an obscure, albeit interesting town situated along the banks of the New ... (more)
Framed by the windows of the Georgia Railroad Dearing observation car, the three unit consist of the 2014 New River Train runs around its 30 car consist at "Tool Car" on Hi... (more)
A few passengers from the New River train get there photos of the morning Cardinal.
Amtrak Cardinal races across the road crossing outside of Hinton trying to make up time on its way to Washington DC.
Number 51, the westbound Cardinal, passes beneath a cantilever C&O era signal bridge lurking in the shadows as its heads towards Thurmond, Huntington and ultimately, Chicago.
I was scanning some old slides this morning, and found this one from late January 1985. This was a test to examine the feasibility of constructing a modern, coal-fired steam locomotive. I'll spare... (more)
Two C&O E units have the 13 cars of eastbound Train 6, the “FFV,” paused at Hinton, W. Va. during the holidays on Dec. 30, 1960.
Not too far from Peach Creek, C&O had a string of 2-6-6-6’s condemned to scrap in the yard at Hinton, W. Va., such as 1624 on Aug. 5, 1956. I was too late to see and hear the brutes in action.
The eastbound Cardinal is arriving at Hinton--passing the now-empty yard that used to be a major C&O terminal. I was holding a ticket for a roomette to Philly, where I was headed for a conference.... (more)
After passing the five hours late eastbound Cardinal the New River Train picks up speed.
The 2013 New River Train passes the signals called CW as well the CW cabin.
Silhouetted against a full moon, the eastbound absolute signal at CW Cabin displays a clear signal for an approaching coal drag.
April's full moon has just risen above the New River Gorge, illuminating the valley below and the interlocking at C&O's famous CW Cabin, west of Hinton. A tunnel curfew on the Alleghany mainline e... (more)
Q136 heads by the old interlocking cabin named CW, as a maintainer walks down to check the switches.