An original Western Maryland BL2 # 82 runs around Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad's Cheat Mountain Salamander at Spruce before returning to Elkins.
NS 128 slowly climbs the east side of the grade in Bluefield Yard.
After a crew swap a few hundred feet up the road, U02 starts pulling their 105 Belews Creek loads South on the Lenore Branch towards Naugatuck, still about 20 miles away from the Kenova District m... (more)
A carman inspects an eastbound coal train as it awaits departure from Bluefield Yard.
Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad's Cheat Mountain Salamander meets Cass Scenic Railroad's Pacific Coast Shay 2 at the connection between Cass and Spruce. Fall Colors were definitely at peak fo... (more)
An early fall in the West Virginia hills... Fall colors are ahead of schedule this season as the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad's Cheat Mountain Salamander climbs through the Appalachi... (more)
An eastbound coal drag leaves Bluefield with rebuilt "Top Gon" hoppers.
Coal is moving again in Peach Creek. Lots of MTY's and power to move them into the coalfields. One can still see the turntable in the photo. The new office was built a few years ago.
An eastbound coal train slows to a stop in Bluefield Yard for a crew change before it continues its eastward journey.
The conductor, the dapper gentleman on the left, had about six more months until retirement. Although he had been offered a lump sum to take early retirement, he figured that by the time taxes, wi... (more)
A mine run pauses beside a collection pond, coal dust and mud as it prepares to work the tipple at Premier, WV.
Passing an empty yard. Signs of a very slow coal economy. NS 18M departs Bluefield yard in the golden hour of the day.
The P-D District in happier times. Local power lays over the night in downtown Princeton, WV as a loaded coal train makes a quick pickup on its way to Roanoke, VA.
A westbound empty hopper train winds its way through the east end of Bluefield Yard.