The fiery glow from the WAS Pence Springs in a heavy snowfall.
Mountain railroading on the old C&O.
Completed in 1872, and out of service since the 1970's, the original bore at Big Bend is 6560 feet long, and lined with brick from end to end. This bore is best known for being home to the legend... (more)
Black Card Trickery. With advance warning that a short Q302 approached Hilldale, I devised a plan. A bit of exposure pre-train to silhouette the signal, a black card (ok, a piece of cardboard) i... (more)
A view from inside the West portal of Great Bend Tunnel. Home of the John Henry legend, the original bore at Bend Bend was completed in 1872, and served the C&O railway until being taken out of s... (more)
West Absolute Signal Pence Springs, population zero. Alone with my thoughts while the camera paints a scene invisible to the naked eye. The crescent moon obscured by a layer of clouds, coupled w... (more)
Evening Glint in Run 8
Standing track side in a cold rain while holding an umbrella over the camera and forsaking my dryness, I couldn't help but ask myself "Why?". Ninety seconds later I had my answer. Westbound thro... (more)
Forgotten by Man. Reclaimed by Mother Nature.
Leftovers from the derailment on March 21st awaiting the scrappers torch.
A famous location, from a rarely visited spot. A westbound empty hopper train snakes its way along the New River during an early spring snowfall. The bridge pictured, is the one and only New Riv... (more)
Full moon night at Sewell. A 14 minute exposure @ f8.0, ISO 100 taken just before midnight. For an earlier pre-moon view of the location from Chase Gunnoe, see photo 329447.
A morning in which everything came together. Sunlight, waning fog, and a train with perfect timing. Q302 gets the green to go after following a slow moving coal train.
The C&O Cantilever stands guard for another night in Hilldale, under a swirling Summer sky.
An employee flags the crossing as the "Presidential Special" arrives in Clifton Forge on a rainy night in the late 1950's. A COHS / Fire and Light / Me Production.