Three way meet at Thurmond. As RJ Corman awaits for the empty coal train to be interchanged on track one, CSX train L211 cruises by on track 2.
A CSX GP40-2 was pushed into passenger service for the 'Autumn Colors Express' excursion due to mechanical issues with the Amtrak GE's.
Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society’s Nickel Plate Berkshire 2-8-4 765, brings the New River Train eastbound through Thurmond West Virginia. She is sporting a Mars Light for this year's trips... (more)
Mechanical issues with the Amtrak power prompted this
GP40-2 to lead the final 2022 Autumn Colors Express.
CSX coal loads bound for Newport News,VA rumble east through the neat old town of Thurmond,WV on CSX's New River Subdivision.
Empties head west for more black diamonds on a perfect early summer evening.
CSX coal loads ease down the stiff grade on the former C&O Loup Creek Branch now operated by RJ Corman. This train is operating as Z549 and will turn into T206 once it gets onto home rails at Thur... (more)
As the shadows of the hills creep in, Amtrak's Chicago-bound Cardinal departs its flagstop in Thurmond, deep in the New River Gorge, as seen from the Concho Rim Overlook.
A Rare Find! While waiting in Thurmond for one of the 1987 New River Trains to pass through, I photographed this box car sitting beside the Engine Shed. It wasn't until recently that I came across... (more)
The CSX OCS heads east through the sleepy forgotten town of Thurmond, Wv. after the sun has gone down behind the mountain for the day.
Before its later makeover, a somewhat neglected depot at Thurmond, West Virginia starts to shake as Chesapeake & Ohio 4-8-4 614 thunders past.
Emissions from the stack of Chesapeake & Ohio 4-8-4 614 trail back over its train loaded with West Virginia coal. The westbound train is negotiating the S-curve approaching Thurmond, West Virginia... (more)
Big Steam in Big Snow
American Coal Enterprises’ data collection of Chesapeake & Ohio 4-8-4 614’s performance occurred during most of the month of January, 1985. January in Wes... (more)
"Spring in the New River Gorge": A CSX manifest train passes through the sleepy railroad ghost town of Thurmond, WV on the afternoon of May 18, 2021. Taken from the Concho Rim Overlook o... (more)
"Spring in the New River Gorge": The rear DPU of a CSX manifest train turns north in the New River Gorge enroute for Charleston, WV on May 18, 2021. Taken from the Concho Rim Overlook, i... (more)