A freak monsoon-like storm drenches a coal train as they make their way westbound near Matewan.
Empty oil cans slow for the birdge at Hawks Nest.
What a surprise when I came into town this morn! A string of GP38-2's lined up as far as the eye could see. I counted over 20 before the coal cars blocked them. I have no idea where these are head... (more)
"Red Moon Rising" The southbound Shepherdstown N&W CPL signal displays a restricting (stop) signal as an early June crescent Moon hovers overhead in the blue hour.
Artistic interpretat... (more)
099 heads East through Rawl after a lengthy wait for a signal out of Williamson, with a Soo Line SD60M leading 5 Great Britain Railfreight EMD Class 66's, coming from the EMD plant in Muncie , and... (more)
A family watches as a trio of geeps pull an empty stone train through historic Harpers Ferry en-route to a quarry south of Winchester.
Two comebacks of Mike Haverty's creation roll west with an empty oil train through historic Harpers Ferry. The fresh Southern Belle and faded Pinkbonnet were together for quite a while this spring... (more)
A empty oil train passes by one of the last old signals that does not yet have its replacement up.
Westbound empty autorack Q249 comes into Harpers Ferry behind a standard cab EMD, a welcome site for any busy mainline in 2014. The sun was even gracious enough to pop out for this one train of th... (more)
The westbound Capitol Limited pulls into Harpers Ferry, beneath the Mennen's Borated Talcum Toilet Powder sign on Maryland Heights. Thanks to the engineer for flashing peace signs as well.
As the early morning fog starts to lift a eastbound coal train grinds up hill in notch 8.
Enroute to Danville, CSXT no 3063 pulls on a string of empties destined for the coal fields of West Virginia for loading.
You *can* pan a Shay. Western Maryland 6 steams by the photographers at Spruce doing a whopping 10 mph.
One of my favorite locations in all of West Virginia is Spruce, West Virginia. Hard to believe there was once a town here, a helper pocket, 2 bay engine house and more. Now nothing is left, not ev... (more)