WVN 52 has run around and recoupled to its coaches in preparation for the return trip to Kingwood.
I was at the enginehouse early and upon expressing an interest in the railroad they asked me if I'd like to spend the day with them. Well, heck yeah! This was my ride. Bless you and rest in pea... (more)
The West Virginia Northern, now operating as a tourist line between Kingwood and Tunnelton, West Virginia, approaches the Route 26 overpass at Jessop.
A WVN mine run was climbing out of a mine spur near Howesville, WV on August 18, 1975 with SW1200 No. 52 and NW2 No. 50.
The climb on the WVN to to the B&O interchange at Tunnelton, WV was a brutal one and five or six loaded hoppers was the limit for the two switchers. On May 5, 1978, a mine run was struggling upgr... (more)
On May 5, 1978, when shooting the West Virginia Northern, the weather seemed to change by the moment. When we started at Kingwood, we had fog. By the time we got to Chapman, it had turned to driz... (more)
The morning fog was beginning to lift when the WVN went to work on the morning of May 5, 1978 with SW1200 No. 52 and NW2 No. 50. The facility was an interesting mix with a modern diesel shop resi... (more)
A WVN mine run was climbing up the grade up to the switchback near Chapman, WV in a spring shower on May 5, 1978 with SW1200 No. 52 and NW2 No. 50.
WVN's tourist operation between Kingwood and Tunnelton, WV approaches the Route 26 overpass on its trip to Tunnelton.
WVN's tourist operation between Kingwood and Tunnelton, WV negotiates the switchback near Irona, WV on its return trip to Kingwood.
Family portrait, thanks for the ride guys!
Dynamic brake equipped switcher pulling hard.
Out on the road our train heads for the B&O interchange.
WVN 52 prepares to depart Kingwood WVa with one of the last excursion runs she'll pull for the WVN. Note that 52 is Dynamic Brake equipped