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.
Beech Mountain Alco S4 #115 makes its final shove on a string of CSX loaded hoppers past the engine house while making a double to the first set of loaded hoppers from earlier in the day. The Coa... (more)
Beech Mountain Alco S4 #115 leads a string of CSX loaded hoppers across Palace Valley Road from the Carter-Roag Mine at Star Bridge to Alexander. From Alexander they will be picked up by the A&O ... (more)
For over 100 years, trains have been rolling along the Left Fork of the Buckhannon River. This line was originally constructed by the Alexander Lumber Co. for the sole purpose of moving logs. In... (more)
Beech Mountain Railroad pulling coal loads at Alexander, WV || June 1976
Beech Mountain RR sitting coal loads out for the B&O to pick up at Alexander, WV in the early fall of 1969.
After running around it's train of loads due to track constraints at Alexander, Engine 113 is shoving the cars north to the Appalachian & Ohio Railroad interchange.
Beech Mountain Railroad Whitcomb 75 ton #100 (former US Navy locomotive) switching coal loads at Alexander, WV in October 1969.
At the time of this photo, the Beech Mountain only had four years left before operations were shut down. From 1998 until 2004 the line was out of service, but now coal trains are again loading on... (more)