Beckley Coal Series: After bringing empties up the obscure Piney Creek Sub. from Quinnimont, CSX GE ES44AC No. 3175 crosses over Whitestick Creek with 75 empties for Crab Orchard mine. Desp... (more)
Eastbound grain loads gallop through the capital city in downtown Charleston, sporting a pair of brand new GE ET44AC locomotives on the head end.
After loading at Marfork Mine east of Elk Run, two CSX ES44ACs lead a train down CSX's obscure Big Coal Subdivision near the town of Comfort. The train is bound for the Ceredo Docks in West Virgin... (more)
Backwoods railroading! The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad's flagship railroad, the Durbin Rocket in obscure Pocahontas County features a 5.5-mile tourist line on the former C&O Greenbr... (more)
Crossing into West Virginia from Ohio, NS 218 spans Kenova's Ohio River bridge on a pleasant fall evening in West Virginia's western most community.
Fall has come and gone awful early in the highest of elevations already. Remnants of Joaquin pulled winds and moisture out of the east into West Virginia's high mountain country this weekend. Toda... (more)
NS U85 spans Garwood trestle on a dreary September evening on the former Virginian Princeton-Deepwater District. The dismal weather conditions compliment the future of this line, as NS looks to a... (more)
NS 9422 leads NS 754 east on the VGN Princeton-Deepwater District at Oakdale, W.Va. on a rainy Saturday Sep. 26. While trains are not endangered, per se on this section of the VGN, the days of cap... (more)
Passing the Virginian-style searchlight signals at Algonquin, NS U86 will soon ease to a stop at Clarks Gap to cut off its rear end helpers. The Elmore based crew, which uses a combination of AC a... (more)
NS to mothball 50 miles of coal lines in West Virginia In a story that originated as a vicious rumor, but provided to be reality earlier this week, Norfolk Southern confirmed it would shift... (more)
Cass Heisler No. 6 deadheads to the Cass Shop after double-heading the 9-car Bald Knob Train hours before. Visitors who rode or recorded Cass Scenic Railroad trains on Sep. 19-20 were treated to a... (more)
Descending the grade on the heels of the Bald Knob train, Heisler No. 6 returns to Cass after double heading Saturday's 9-car train to the top of the mountain.
Cass Heisler No. 6 and Western Maryland Shay 6 double head Saturday's 9-car train to Bald Knob.
The new kid on the block... CSX Transportation's newest state-of-the-art locomotive, the GE ET44AC No. 3258 leads a unit train of Brice, N.C. coal through downtown Hurricane, westbound on t... (more)
The new kid on the block... CSX Transportation's newest state-of-the-art locomotive, the GE ET44AC No. 3258 passes over Cabin Creek on its namesake branch line with a unit train of Brice, N... (more)