Night photo shoot on the Potomac Eagle train on the South Brach Valley Railroad photo charter put on by Chase Gunnoe.
Santa comes to the South Branch.
Former B&O GP9 No. 6604 had trailed the train down from Petersburg. Upon arriving at Green Spring the crew split up with half shoving the train to the CSX interchange with No. 6604. If one takes... (more)
Former B&O GP9 No. 6604 rests between runs at Petersburg, WV on Oct. 21, 2012.
A southbound SBVR freight train is switching the feed mill at Moorefield, WV on Oct. 23, 2012.
South Branch Valley frequently runs power on both ends of its trains to facilitate switching moves. On October 22, 2012, former B&O GP9 No. 6604 trails a northbound freight as it crosses the Sout... (more)
C&O 8016 crosses Route 28 in Springfield, West Virginia, as part of a special run for Romney Railroad Days.
Night photo session at WVa Rails.
Back in 1984, I did a fair bit of canoeing. On an overnight trip on the South Branch of the Potomac River, we decided to spend the night under the SBVR Sycamore Bridge. While building a campfire... (more)
A northbound freight train was passing over a country road near Springfield, WV on Oct. 20, 1980 with MRS-1 No. 28.
A northbound SBVR freight train was nearing Green Spring, WV on Oct. 20, 1980 with MRS-1 No. 28.
4 of the South Branch's power rest in Moorefield near the Feed Mill. Power in the consist is SBVR 182 (SD18), SBVR 100 (GP38-3), Chessie System 6240 (GP9), Baltimore & Ohio 6604 (GP9).
This ex-B&LE SD18 is slated to be retired soon, so we were quite glad to have a chance to lens it at the Potomac Eagle's night photo session.
We had a great time at the night photo session in Romney this year. About 20 fans came out and were "outstanding in their field" for several hours, and we managed to get a few neat angles with so... (more)