RailPictures.Net Photo: 5410 CSX Transportation (CSXT) GE ES44DC at Thurmond, West Virginia by Matt Thomas
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CSX Transportation (CSXT) (more..)
GE ES44DC (more..)
Thurmond (more..)
Thurmond, West Virginia, USA (more..)
June 22, 2013
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5410 (more..)
Matt Thomas (more..)
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A pair of CSX loco's easily handle this train through the middle of Thurmond WV and under the classic C&O signals. This scene has played out for over 100 years and soon the C&O signals will give way to the newer modern signals changing this scene forever. Thurmond was a classic boomtown. With the huge amounts of coal brought in from area mines, it had the largest revenue on the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. Having many coal barons among its patrons, Thurmond's banks were the richest in the state. Fifteen passenger trains a day came through town-its depot serving as many as 95,000 passenger's a year. The concrete coal tower and classic C&O station still remain along with the buildings pictured. This is definitely worth the drive and deserving of a return visit. Please note. Taken from a public RR Crossing with telephoto zoom lens. NOT standing in the gauge.
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