It's just a month or so before Watco takes over Norfolk Southern's West Virginia Secondary when a freight works the yard at Nitro, W.Va. By this time, the line had been cut around Hobson, Oh. and ... (more)
Kanawha River Railroad GP39-2 No. 3901 hangs out in Nitro as a summer thunderstorm rolls across the Kanawha Valley, leaving behind flash flooding and quite a lightning show.
A Watco GP39-2 switches at Nitro on the KNWA.
A northbound loaded coal train rolls by a snow covered Eleanor on Watco's Kanawha River Railroad in West Virginia. Even though the train has run-through NS power and coal hoppers, the train is bei... (more)
A meet in Nitro? Really? Just like the good 'ole days, KN 380 takes the siding a Nitro while a northbound NS-powered coal train holds the main as two trains meet on Watco's Kanawha River Railroad ... (more)
During the annual RiverFest events in the Kanawha Valley in Nitro, Kanawha River Railroad EMD GP39-2 No. 3901 sits adjacent to the railroad's small yard office in Nitro. The local, which is a on a... (more)
The rain has finally let up as the Nitro Local, KN40 assists Columbus to Dickinson train KN-380 with sorting & switching of cars for local industries. Two rebuilt GP39V's of GM&O and Western Mary... (more)
Kanawha River Railroad's Columbus to Dickinson freight KN-380 pulls into Nitro Yard on a rainy March afternoon to sort & switch cars for delivery to the Kanawha Valley, as well as drop off cars fo... (more)
Putnam County EMS, Nitro Police and Nitro Fire pose in front of NS' specially painted "Honoring First Responders" EMD SD60E No. 9-1-1 in Nitro, W.Va., on Watco's Kanawha River Railroad.
Norfolk Southern's specially painted "Honoring First Responders" No. 911 leads three other units on a northbound coal train through Nitro. The train is traveling on Watco's Kanawha River... (more)
Kanawha River Railroad manifest KN380 makes it's first setoff of the day at Nitro Yard on the former NYC West Virginia Secondary. Having taken the line between Columbus, Charleston, and Mullens o... (more)
Arriving in Nitro, Kanawha River Railroad train no. 380 slowly creeps to a stop before making the cut to leave in the yard.
The new kids in townTwo motors of WATCO's newest shortline, the Kanawha River Railroad, sit quiet in Nitro Yard (presumably assigned to the Nitro local) awaiting the next day's assi... (more)
The end of an era... The final NS 381, operating as NS train No. 610 makes its final northbound pickup in the small industrial yard of Nitro on the ex-Conrail West Virginia Secondary. As th... (more)
"You oughta charge those photographers", an exchange of communication occurs between the crew on NS 380 and Nitro's local crew as NS' Pennsylvania Railroad ES44AC No. 8102 adds some col... (more)