RailPictures.Net Photo: 6530 Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) EMD GP9 at Tunnelton, West Virginia by Extra 127 South
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Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) (more..)
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B&O Mountain SD, Newburg Grade (more..)
Tunnelton, West Virginia, USA (more..)
March 20, 1976
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6530 (more..)
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It is March 20, 1976 and we are at West End, west of Tunnelton, WV at the top of Newburg Grade. It guess the best way to handle this is left to right. On the left is WS Tower, which controlled an interlocking that set just west of the tower. The coal tipple has seen it better days and like quite a few in the area, was close to falling down. The building in the background is interesting and I can only assume that it was part of the coal mine. Two GP9s wait for the signal to head downgrade to assist in cleaning up a minor derailment from the night before. From what I was told, in the wee hours of the morning, an eastbound manifest was climbing the grade when the head end power got into a wheel slip situation. The helper shoved in the slack, popping off several empty tri-level auto racks. They stayed in line with the track and did not foul the other main. Everything could be pulled back on with rerailing frogs. The SD35 all the way to the right is part of a four unit helper set shoving another eastbound manifest over the top of the grade.
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