The P-D District in happier times. Local power lays over the night in downtown Princeton, WV as a loaded coal train makes a quick pickup on its way to Roanoke, VA.
After coming across the hill from Elmore earlier in the day as U86, Belews Creek coal train 754 leaves Princeton behind a C44-9W, passing the searchlight signal at Beggs. This is the last week of ... (more)
The NS 1067 Reading with the 1071 CNJ trailing lead a empty hopper train west into West Virginia past the old N&W CPL's at Willowton
The Virginian comes home! After pushing 175 loaded coal cars to Oakvale, the Virginian heritage unit returns west towards Elmore and passes the beautifully restored Princeton, WVA station and cab... (more)
The NS 1067 Reading with the NS 1071 Jersey Central lead the Q47 through Oakvale, WV.
The NS 1067 Reading with the 1071 CNJ trailing lead the Q47 past the CPL's at Ingleside.
The NS 1067 Reading with the 1071 CNJ trailing lead a empty hopper train west into West Virginia past the old N&W CPL's
Eastbound loads on the former Virginian meet thunderstorms at Princeton.
A scene repeated many times, an eastbound coal train migrates across one of the multiple Virginian Railway trestles near Princeton.
A heavy coal train crossing I77.
Empty hoppers fly high above traffic on Interstate 77 across the 900 foot long, 100 foot high former Virginian Railway bridge on the PD District.
On a dreary and humid morning, train U86 roars uphill outside Princeton, WV with a pair of old EMD's permeating the morning stillness as they work toward Elmore on the former Virginian Railway.
Virginian steam switcher power, Princeotn, WV - July 1954. Photo by Bob Drake, Tom Sink collection.
Virginian steam locomotives resting at Princeton, WV in this February 1957 view. Photo by Bob Drake, collection of Tom Sink.