Although the boiler house and drying kilns are still standing, this collection of foundation footings, pulleys, drive shafts, flywheels, and other metal junk are all that remains of the once huge ... (more)
She'll be comin around the mountain when she somes....
Nothing says logging railroad like geared locomotives and spruce trees.
I caught a shot of the Heisler on the tail track of the wye as the passenger train rolled through on the main.
Putting on a great show for the photographers, the doubleheader roars over the top of the grade at Old Spruce junction.
The expression on the engineer’s face here is great. Not sure who he was yelling at or what he was saying, but I wish I could’ve heard. This shot was taken at the wye on the mountain that was on... (more)
In a fury of smoke and whistles, a doubleheader conquers an 8.7% grade while negotiating an S-curve.
Pan shot of engineer Gary Cassell bouncing along in the Heisler.
Tripleheaded steam is an impressive sight, even when only moving at ten or so miles an hour.
A double headed log train smokes it up on its climb towards Bald Knob, the second highest peak in West Virginia.
Under some interesting lighting, the log train tackles the 9% grade on the approach to Bald Knob looking like a moving wildfire.
Coal smoke anyone?
The crew chats as a log train takes water at the Oats Run stop, which consists of an old boiler and tender tank. These engines are equipped with a steam powered siphon and are able to suck water ... (more)
A double headed log train eases by The Beaver Pond on ex-WM trackage.
90 ton Heisler #6 backs into town on a cool morning.