300mm view of B&O helper sets at M&K Junction. Scanned from an Ektachrome slide. ASA 400, 60 seconds @ f8.
A freshly painted SD60 leads a help set back to the bottom of Cranberry Grade.
A very short S317 (Extra Q317) arrives in Rowelesburg at the bottom of Cranberry Grade.
A B&O westbound empty hopper train accelerates for the climb up Cheat River Grade as it passes through Rowlesburg, WV on October 11, 1975. Ten years later the through truss bridge would be washed... (more)
Time is slowly ticking away on the clock as the last days of M&K tower are coming to a end. Here just 6 days before the closure i was invited into the tower to have a quick look around and take in... (more)
Eastbound coal rolls past a manned MK Tower on this, it's final Saturday of operation. MofW forces are hastening MK Tower's demise installing new track and signals. In just 3 more days, MK will ... (more)
The end is near for the CPL's as they have less then 6 days left to give trains the Clear through CP Macmillan before being replaced by Tri-Lights. The new bases and wires for the new signal bridg... (more)
E732 pulls a westbound set of empties into M&K Junction at Rowlesburg, WV.
In a scene that will never be repeated, a loaded coal train runs along the Cheat River as it heads for Rowlesburg on the old B&O M&K Branch. The line was abandoned just a few years later.
Five EMD units lead eastbound Q316 across the historic Tray Run Viaduct as the eastbound descends the B&O's Cheat River Grade on the West End.
The S317 (Extra Q317) backs three cars off into the yard at Rowlesburg. The cars were for Allegheny Hardwoods on the M&K Branch near Kingwood. Today the M&K is all gone.
AC4400 55 leads brand-new SD70MAC 703 into Rowlesburg for the first time. The empty hopper train has just descended the B&O's West End.
Eastbound crosses the Cheat River between Rowlesburg and MK Junction. Helpers will be added at MK for the climb up the Cranberry grade
2638 rolls past MK Tower before taking a trip up the M&K branch.
Geeps in three different paint schemes idle away outside of the venerable shop in Rowlesburg.