The Nickel Plate Road and the Norfolk And Western heritage units are getting serviced and refueled in the yard after a hard days work pushing freight trains up the Pokey into Bluefield Yard!
Empty coal train 741 leaves Williamson on a pleasant March afternoon with an SD60E rebuild on point.
A South Branch Valley crew moves to the next location to pick up ties along the newly-ballasted right of way. Reportedly, the “V” in the green stripe of the SBVR’s original paint scheme was in hom... (more)
A 1982 visit to the South Branch Valley found no revenue trains, but there were crews out performing maintenance of way duties. First we encountered an Railroad: South Branch Valley RailroadLocomotive: Alco MRS-1Location: McNeill, West Virginia, USALocomotive #: SBV 28Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: October 15, 1982
On incredibly unusual summer-like day, Kanawha River Railroad No. 381 and two matching KNWA SD40-M2s lead a freight through the capital city of Charleston. The train is en route to Columbus, Ohio,... (more)
Canary Amongst the Eagles
Nearly a decade before the Potomac Eagle began services over the line, the fledgling South Branch Valley Railroad was operating with a small fleet ... (more)
After loading at Highland Mining's Trace Fork surface mine near Holden, mine run H810-23 rolls into downtown Logan and on to Peach Creek Yard in Henlawson for the trip back to the mainline. Life i... (more)
In this remote part of the Pokey, the rails depart the path cut out by The Tug Fork River. Glen Alum Tunnel provides a quicker route through the mountains while the river travels around a steep be... (more)
Year old GE C39-8, 8555, is departing Bluefield yard for points east. Two additional loaded coal trains are awaiting their turn. Bluefield was a busy place back in 1985. Not so much nowadays.
CSXT 54 rests in the Grafton, W.Va., engine terminal near D Tower.
188 rolls Eastbound through West Williamson, passing the Southern WV Community College.
Passing through the town of Glenwood, WV on the former Baltimore & Ohio Railroad territory, CSX train Q316 makes some noise as it passes over Boggs Road.
Buffalo Creek & Gauley #13 leaving Dundon with empty coal hoppers in March 1962.
Winifrede #13 working near Winifrede, WV in the late spring of 1972.