One of the most beautiful place to enjoy railfaning in my books has to be Bluefield as the yard sits just below the mountains this makes a good back drop for trains heading east out of Bluefield.
Leaving Durbin for Cass. The former Meadow River Lumber Company Heisler #6 eases a short freight out of the downtown Durbin Yard for the roughly 15 mile run south to Cass, along the C&O Gre... (more)
Bringing a trainload of empties to the Loveridge Mine, two Monongahela Super7-23B’s pass through Keyport, West Virginia.
Trespassing in Climax Territory. It's long been known that geared steam locomotives are the masters of logging track. "Logging track" is a kind way of saying track that is hastily... (more)
Eastbound 099 passes through Falls Branch near Chattaroy, with a solo NS Dash 9 leading 2 Saudi Arabian Railway SD70ACS units bound for Norfolk for export.
Tree-Tunnel Time Traveler. Amid the shadows and highlights of the lush tree-tunnel just west of Durbin, WV, the former Meadow River Lumber Company Heisler #6 slowly makes her way south on t... (more)
Portrait of the C&O Durbin Line. Folks who've read about, but never actually seen the old C&O Durbin Line may have formed a mental image of picturesque, well-manicured right-of-way along a ... (more)
A Chesapeake & Ohio SD40 and two Baltimore & Ohio GP9’s bring westbound empties out of Martinsburg, West Virginia.
SD60 Demonstrator EMD-4 and its mates have reached the bottom of Cranberry Grade at M&K Junction, West Virginia. They will continue on to Grafton with their train of empty hoppers.
A mixed freight rounds the horseshoe curve at Ought One. One of the steepest on the Pokey at 12 degrees. You can see the Buchannan Branch in the top right of photo.
The Interstate heritage unit hustles empties back to Williamson Yard.
Running the Greebrier River. Cass Heisler #6 looks right at home hauling a short freight along the Greenbrier River just a couple of miles south of Durbin, WV on a sunny spring morning. Sh... (more)
17M passes through downtown Williamson on a warm June afternoon. The annual Hatfield-McCoy Marathon finishes their 26.2 mile loop on 2nd Avenue, which the finish line and closing of the street fes... (more)
Empty hoppers on their way back to the mines roll west out of the Baltimore & Ohio's yard at Grafton, WV, on a summer afternoon, behind an F7/SD9/GP9 lashup.
V-Twin Power. No, she's not a Harley, but if you talk to the crews, she rides a bit like one. This is the former Meadow River Heisler #6, a 1929-vintage, 3-Trucker which was originally bu... (more)