A pair of A&O GP38-2s (3806/05) poses at Buckhannon on a sweltering September morning. As a gentleman at their little diesel shop told me, "it's too hot to run trains, we'll have some activit... (more)
Appalachian and Ohio GP38-2 #3805 and GATX GP38-2 #2670 are seen at the A&O shops in Buckhannon, WV.
Possibly the shortest chapter in Grafton, WV's railroad history is Watco's Appalachian & Ohio RR, which lasted barely over a year after a lease from CSX. The railroad used worn out ex UP/MP SD50s... (more)
Like many railfan trips, this day's forecast was "Sunny." While it did wind up that way later, the first train of the morning was found in foggy conditions brought on with cold fall air... (more)
A string of GATX leased units sits on the A&O Yard on a quiet Saturday morning.
A dying breed.. A B&O CPL dwarf protecting a spur leading off the A&O main at Berryburg displays a red indication.
The A&O helper spends the night in the pocket at Burnsville.
With 100 mtys in tow, a westbound A&O train with empty hoppers for the Brooks Run Mine rumbles across the Tygart Junction bridge that marks the confluence of the Tygart Valley and Buckhannon River... (more)
A CSX coal train zips past this unique and rare B&O CPL signal at Hampton Junction enroute to the Sago Saw Mill on A&O trackage.
This mine shifter departed Grafton around 3:00 pm and finally arrived at Hampton Jct. at around 6:30 pm. The train will head down the Pickens subdivision and deliver empties to the Sawmill Run pr... (more)
An Appalachian & Ohio empty hopper train, led by three ex-Union Pacific SD50s, heads west over the Pleasant Creek Viaduct on a foggy late summer morning in northern West Virginia. Railroad: Appalachian & Ohio RailroadLocomotive: EMD SD50Location: Pleasant Creek, West Virginia, USALocomotive #: WAMX 5120Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: September 05, 2005
The Cowen helper set sits idle for the weekend on a comfortable early summer afternoon.
A set of former Union Pacific power leads this Stillwater Central local out of Tulsa.
A westbound A&O empty train makes a spring trip from Grafton to Cowen on the former CSXT Cowen Sub.
The Cowen helpers sit quietly under a blue West Virginia sky.