After dumping ballast along the line, KN92 took Armitage Siding to meet northbound manifest KN381, the first time Armitage held a train in several years. After 381 cleared, and with light getting... (more)
Spring has arrived, and the spring color isn't far behind as "CSX" 6006 trails on 381 heading north.
Two patched SD60s wait for another coal train to shove over the north end of the Kanawha River Railroad. While the line usually only gets a few coal trains a month, it's always nice to see these E... (more)
A pair of CEFX SD60s leave Langsville Tunnel in the dust as they near Hobson Yard. These SD60s have since left the Kanawha River.
With pirate flags flying, a rebuilt SD45 leads long-hood forward heading north to Columbus.
A pair of ex-NS SD60s kick up the leaves as they shove a coal train north through a valley of fall color.
After heading north and away from sunlight for most of its run, KN381 finally turns west and into the setting sun in New Lex.
Though the scene looks like Norfolk Southern, this is all Kanawha River Railroad's operation. Run-through power from NS and UP head up a coal train, while patched ex-NS SD60s wait to shove trains ... (more)
With shadows encroaching, 380 breaks through the treeline and hits a sunny patch at sunset.
As a kid growing up in Athens, I spent hours some days waiting at Armitage hoping for a train. Most of the time nothing showed up, but when I was lucky enough to catch a train, it made all the wai... (more)
Kanawha River Railroad GP39-2 No. 3901 hangs out in Nitro as a summer thunderstorm rolls across the Kanawha Valley, leaving behind flash flooding and quite a lightning show.
Two former NS SD60s wait for another coal train to shove up or down the Secondary.
Two blue SD60s rumble south with a manifest in the fading light of the day.
A Watco GP39-2 switches at Nitro on the KNWA.
A pair of Watco-painted EMD SD40-2Ms lead northbound Kanawha River Railroad freight KN 381 through West Virginia's capitol city of Charleston.