Oneida & Western (OWTX) SD40-2 #9951 leading a Shamrock Coal Company train by Tilford Yard. #9951 was built September 1979 and later became British Columbia (BCOL) #744
The Oneida & Western was a railroad without track. Due to the Louisville & Nashville’s inability to supply sufficient empty cars and power, the Shamrock Coal Company bought its own cars and SD40-2... (more)
The Shamrock Coal unit train is headed east on a shoo-fly in Tucker, GA. The construction is for an overpass above Fellowship Road to eliminate a crossing. The former Seaboard station is visible a... (more)
The coolest shortline there never was (this version, at least-- see comment below). I wish I had better photo skills (and the will to photograph trains somewhere outside of Bennett Yard and SY To... (more)
Shamrock Coal's Oneida and Western unit train comes out of the woods in Tucker on an eastbound run. The four SD40-2 units are hauling coal to South Carolina on the western of two routes through Kn... (more)
Shamrock Coal's Oneida and Western unit train is westbound with empties from South Carolina at Tucker. It was a real treat to find this train waiting for a meet at the west end of the double track... (more)
Oneida & Western coal train near Pineville, KY || October 1983
From late '79 until mid 1987, Shamrock Coal fielded a rather unusual unit coal train on the L&N, primarily. Tired of dealing with the railroad's constant car and motive power shortages, Shamrock p... (more)
Back in the good old days Corbin necessitated at least a yearly trip. They seemed to change the yard switchers every year and they were always something exotic. Then you had these guys. God see... (more)
One of two cabeese owned by the colorful operation. Hardly seems possible that it was 33 years ago.
Three Oneida & Western SD40-2s lead an empty coal hopper train at Pineville, KY in 1985. These engines were owned by Shamrock Coal Company and built to L&N specs. They were later sold to the Briti... (more)
Empties returning to Corbin
Evidence of a long gone coal operation...
Four O&W units are on the loaded "Green Train" at Corbin, awaiting a KD crew before rolling south.