Amtrak most viable train EVER, The Hilltopper, exits Mingo Tunnel and passes under US 52 in the west end of Williamson, WV. March 1979.
M of W fellow grinds a field weld on new rail behind the passenger station in Williamson, WV. Date of the weld is chalked on the side of the rail. Folk art on the tool box cover is cute. Look c... (more)
M of W worker makes a field weld on newly laid rail behind the passenger station in Williamson, WV.
MTY's entering Pocahontas Yard pass a loaded coal drag heading west.
Coal is King on the Pocahontas, as another unit train prepares to depart from Williamson.
One brave little feline...
NS Maintenance Train skirts the Pocahontas Yard with the most equipment I've ever seen on one. The summer time MOW blitz must be winding down.
"Coke" train awaiting a crew on the outskirts of the Pocahontas Yard.
Impressive NW SD45 (long-hood forward, of course) and slug do some switching at the west end of the Williamson Yards. In the background is the old "Town Bridge" which carried US 52 over Vinson H... (more)
A view of the operator's board in Williamson, WV, in the days when the Williamson operator controlled the RR from Devon to Williamson.
"Lake" coal prepares to depart Williamson, WV. Coal moved in both directions from Williamson. Tidewater coal went east and Lake coal went west.
So shiny you can see reflections in the paint, Operation Lifesaver Special 975 is shown in a closeup after arriving back from Kenova Yard.
So shiny you can see reflections in the paint, Operation Lifesaver Special 975 is shown having the camera and wiring fixed for the viewing passengers before departing to Kenova.