Enroute to the CSX/RJC interchange at Thurmond, a pair of former Southern Pacific SD40-2T's follow the route of the original C&O Loup Creek Subdivision with three covered hoppers in tow.
Recent snow and cold weather have allowed large icicles to form on the portal of the Mount Hope tunnel. CSXT 521 and its train of coal empties from the CSX/R.J. Corman interchange at Thurmond have... (more)
Passing the Mt. Hope Fire/EMS Station, a pair of R.J. Corman tunnel motors run light toward their home base at Harvey. Moments ago, they cut off of the loaded train they assisted out of Pax upgrad... (more)
In the quiet community of Mt. Hope, an empty coal train observes a track speed of 10MPH on the RJ Corman Loup Creek Branch to Pax. The train will spend the next 24 hours loading at the single load... (more)
Following northbound loads off the Loup Creek Branch, a pair of RJRC Tunnel Motors operate restricted speed, passing through a city park in Mt. Hope.
The Mine train to Pax returns after dropping off cars at a coal wash plant nearby.
Power for coal train coming up from the south.
This Pax coal job is loaded and is headed for a washing plant. Eventualy this coal will reach Thurmond where mainline Coal jobs will foreward loaded hoppers it to power plants in the east. This se... (more)
The mount Hope coal job crew has broken up the three unit power to do some local switching.
West Virginia Southern SW14 #1442 approaches Mt. Hope, West Virginia, with three loads of pulpwood from the CSX interchange at Thurmond. The train is passing the abutments of an abandoned rail lin... (more)
RJ's Loup Creek power rests on the very steep spur that serves the GP plant.
Former SP unit and tunnel motor 8569, now doing work for R.J. Corman on the Loup Creek branch, is tied down at Mt. Hope. Note the steepness of the company spur.
R.J. Cormans tunnel motor does switching work in the last rays of sunlight for Georgia Pacifics Mt. Hope plant.
R. J. Corman's Loup Creek power is parked at the small yard at the Georgia Pacific plant outside Mt. Hope, West Virginia.
I thought this Tunnelmotor looked familiar - I shot it in Cresson, PA on 9/25/05.