Beech Mountain SW 1500 ex CSX 1118 has brought a second cut of loads from the loadout, run around its train and shoved them to the interchange with the A&O. The next day another load of WV coal w... (more)
Ex CSX SW 1500 leads a strings of loads from the load out at star bridge over the upper submarine bridge toward Alexander. These loads will then be taken by the A&O, and handed off to CSX.
The Beech Mountain Railroad is a small coal hauling railroad deep in the mountains of West Virginia. It toils away in relative obscurity, often quite difficult to catch as it can be days, weeks, ... (more)
Ex NYC SW 7 runs light back to the loadout from Alexander WV. to grab the last set of loads from the loadout. The unique submarine bridge is made to be under water when the river rises.
Ex NYC SW 7 leads a string of met coal from the loadout back to Alexander WV. The unique submarine bridge is made to be under water when the river rises.
After running around the empties for the Beech Mountain railroad, A&O pulls the empties past the interchange track to shove them off for pick up.
Arriving at the interchange point with the BEEM railroad, A&O 3807 leads 80 empties into Alexander along the Buckhannon River so the empty coal hoppers can be delivered for loading at Carter Roag ... (more)
BEEM alco number 114 is staging awaiting empty coal hoppers to be delivered by A&O. This unit will take a cut of empties to the load out several miles down the track and return for another cut whi... (more)
Do you think they lose cable every time a train passes? I'd live there anyway, gladly! Three A&O geeps arrive in Alexander to pick up 80 cars of West Virginia coal from the Beech Mountain.
Beech Mountain's ex NYC SW 7 leads a string of CSX hoppers across the upper submarine bridge from the Carter-Roag Mine at Star Bridge. From Alexander WV the loaded coal will be picked up by the A... (more)
ex NYC SW 7 takes mtys from the interchange with the A&O to the Carter Roag mine through Palace Valley.
Daybreak, Fall Colors, and Alco Smoke.
Loads of coal cross the least famous (and photographed) bridge on the Beech Mountain.
Beech Mountain Alco S4 #115 runs lite to go get a final string of CSX loaded hoppers from the Carter-Roag Mine at Star Bridge, WV. From Alexander WV the loaded coal will be picked up by the A&O a... (more)
Reflecting on a rarely seen operation. Bear's Blue Ox shoves the second cut of 26 hoppers into the yard at Alexander.