Mty Hoppers Head North (timetable West) into Natural Tunnel.
Shay 11 heads back towards the shops to pick up cars for the noon trip to Bald Knob on the last weekend of 2014 operations. Cass will be back in 2015, but under control of the WV State Rail Autho... (more)
Sunset on the former B&O near Hamler.
On an unseasonably cool afternoon, with the fog still lingering on the mountain tops, Eastbound loads of coal cross the 111 year old Sewell Bridge deep in the New River Gorge.
BB 3 leads the 2013 Toys for Tots train Westbound on a foggy December morning. Erected in the early 1900's when the line was first signaled, semaphores graced this pole before being replaced by t... (more)
After meeting an Eastbound coil train, Westbound coke accelerates toward the diamond at XN (or RO if you're a B&O fan) tower on the former Nickel Plate racetrack in Leipsic.
NS 201 crosses the New River in Radford.
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.
Standing in the rain, watching 6 locomotives (3 more on the rear) and 100 loads of coal grind up the 2+ percent grade over the town of Covel. A nice way to spend National Train Day.
While the scenery is lacking compared to home, you can't beat the sunrises and sunsets on the flat lands. Eastbound Q train heads toward Deshler at Sunset.
After turning on the wye East of the diamond in Leipsic, 765 is back to track speed as she leaves town with an eclectic consist, on a test run before starting employee trips for NS.
Eastbound loaded hoppers blast through the N&W CPLs at Willowton on a Spring night in Southern West Virginia.
Eastbound crude oil exits the one of the most secluded tunnels on CSX. Bells Tunnel is tucked away on a large farm and miles away from public access. As such, photographs of it are very rare. A... (more)
Loaded coal thunders across the out of service Beech Fork Branch with its classic N&W CPL still guarding the junction.