Two GP38-2's begin their six mile run down the Fields Creek valley with hoppers loaded at the West Carbon Mine. There is a small, three track yard at the mine that allows the road crew to build a... (more)
Two GP38-2's lead a train of coal hoppers down grade through the tiny village of Winifrede towards Winifrede Jct. where the coal will be loaded into barges on the Kanawha River. Transhipment ceas... (more)
Two GP38-2's move a string of hoppers under the loaders at the West Carbon Mine. Once loaded the train will descend the grade down the Fields Creek valley to Winifrede Jct. where the coal will be... (more)
Two GP38-2's lead a loaded coal train downgrade past the former Winifrede Railroad enginehouse. The coal will be loaded into barges on the Kanawha River at Chesapeake WV. The barge loading facili... (more)
Two former UP/BN Geep's sit silent in the yard near Kanawha Eagle's West Carbon Mine on the former Winifrede Railroad, a railroad itself that predates the famous C&O mainline through the New River... (more)
Approaching the small transfer yard along the Kanawha River, a pair of GP38's lead a string of two dozen CSX coal loads along the former Winifrede Railroad in Chesapeake. The once bustling short l... (more)
Approaching the townsite of Winifrede, a pair of GP38-2's lead a string of two dozen CSX loads from the Big Eagle mine to the CSX/Winifrede interchange along the Kanawha River in Chesapeake. This ... (more)
Wild N' Wonderful West Virginia... Remarkably, only 15 miles from West Virginia's capital city of Charleston, the unique and obscure Winifede Railroad eases toward their small interchange y... (more)
A pair of geeps pull a string of loaded CSX hoppers westbound past the small and quiet town of Winifrede.
First thing in the morning at Winifrede Junction in Chesapeake, WV. A half hour earlier there was little lighting at all on this scene, before the sun had made it up over the mountains on the othe... (more)
The Big Eagle Railroad shifter nears the CSX interchange with a string of brand new CSX coal gondolas.
One of the daily runs from the Winifrede Mine to the Kanawha River at Winifrede Junction passes through the hollar with a string of brand new CSX coal gondolas.
Switching loaded coal hoppers at the CSX interchange at Winifrede Junction.
Big Eagle Railroad's leased GP38-2 rests after a long day switching the mines of the former Winifrede Railroad.