Former C&O GP38, 3862 is on the head end of a mixed freight that has come down the Piney Creek Branch from Prince. Remnants of long gone steam days still linger in Raleigh Yard.
This former C&O Vanderbilt steam locomotive tender was being used in MOW service. Too bad the steam engine that went with it didn't survive.
Beckley Coal Series: After bringing empties up the obscure Piney Creek Sub. from Quinnimont, CSX GE ES44AC No. 3175 crosses over Whitestick Creek with 75 empties for Crab Orchard mine. Desp... (more)
An H827 Baylor shifter leads its train of empties through the mostly empty Raleigh Yard. Once used to classify incoming coal from the New River and Winding Gulf coal fields, it is now unused; a r... (more)
C&O GPs gather at Raleigh, WV || April 1971
There is not a whole lot left of Raleigh yard. Due to a decrease in the amount of coal traffic coming off the nearby branchlines, the yard sits mostly unused these days. This day, a friend and I... (more)
Lots of Chessie paint in evidence!
Dark skies give warning of a fast approaching thunderstorm as a geep and slug rest in the yard.
Ready to serve the Winding Gulf Sub, a set of Chessie power waits at Raleigh, near Beckley, WV.