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Photo ID: 511562

After leaving a cut for the Arizona Eastern at the interchange in Clifton, a 4 pack of Phelps Dodge GP38-2s climb the steep grade back to the copper mines. These units are specially geared for th... (more)

Railroad: Phelps Dodge Sierrita Operations
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Clifton, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: PHDX 57
Train ID: Mine run
Photo Date: April 20, 2009


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By: Michael Derrick

Added: Dec 23, 2014

Views: 2,858
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Photo ID: 449272

A Santa Fe mine shuttle with GE U23C's 7512 and 7506 snakes around curves on the Santa Rita District near Hurley, New Mexico in May 1974. The train––loaded at a Kennecott open pit mine just around... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: U23C
Location: Star Shaft, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 7512
Train ID: mine run
Photo Date: May 10, 1974


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By: Joe McMillan

Added: Aug 29, 2013

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Photo ID: 391643

A WVN mine run was climbing out of a mine spur near Howesville, WV on August 18, 1975 with SW1200 No. 52 and NW2 No. 50.

Railroad: West Virginia Northern
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Tunnelton, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WVN 52
Train ID: Mine Run
Photo Date: August 18, 1975


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Mar 08, 2012

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Photo ID: 391642

The crew of a mine run were all on the ground looking at the results of a practical joke on the engineer. While working the B&O interchange at Tunnelton, one of the trainmen strapped about 10 tra... (more)

Railroad: West Virginia Northern
Locomotive: EMD NW2
Location: Tunnelton, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WVN 50
Train ID: Mine Run
Photo Date: May 05, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Mar 08, 2012

Views: 6,142
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Photo ID: 391640

The climb on the WVN to to the B&O interchange at Tunnelton, WV was a brutal one and five or six loaded hoppers was the limit for the two switchers. On May 5, 1978, a mine run was struggling upgr... (more)

Railroad: West Virginia Northern
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Tunnelton, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WVN 52
Train ID: Mine Run
Photo Date: May 05, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Mar 08, 2012

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Favorited: 18


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Photo ID: 391567

On May 5, 1978, when shooting the West Virginia Northern, the weather seemed to change by the moment. When we started at Kingwood, we had fog. By the time we got to Chapman, it had turned to driz... (more)

Railroad: West Virginia Northern
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Howesville, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WVN 52
Train ID: Mine Run
Photo Date: May 05, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Mar 08, 2012

Views: 5,099
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Photo ID: 391497

The morning fog was beginning to lift when the WVN went to work on the morning of May 5, 1978 with SW1200 No. 52 and NW2 No. 50. The facility was an interesting mix with a modern diesel shop resi... (more)

Railroad: West Virginia Northern
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Kingwood, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WVN 52
Train ID: Mine Run
Photo Date: May 05, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Mar 07, 2012

Views: 5,108
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Photo ID: 391480

A WVN mine run was climbing up the grade up to the switchback near Chapman, WV in a spring shower on May 5, 1978 with SW1200 No. 52 and NW2 No. 50.

Railroad: West Virginia Northern
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Chapman, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WVN 52
Train ID: Mine Run
Photo Date: May 05, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Mar 07, 2012

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Photo ID: 354706

Far be it for me to ever accuse C&O of wasting anything. In a day when "repurpose" seems to be the word, one has to look back at the C&O and conclude they were "king" years ago. Witness the MofW... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Van, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WM 4261
Train ID: Mine Run
Photo Date: May 19, 1979


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Feb 16, 2011

Views: 6,377
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Photo ID: 354664

A C&O Mine Run was crossing the Spruce Fork of the Little Coal River near Sharples, WV on May 19, 1979 with GP40 No. 4068 and GP39 No. 3902. Obviously, the bridge had seen some recent attention f... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Sharples, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: C&O 4068
Train ID: Mine Run
Photo Date: May 19, 1979


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Feb 15, 2011

Views: 3,491
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Favorited: 26

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Photo ID: 354647

The crew for an outbound mine run has just arrived and is checking over the power before heading out for a night of shifting coal cars. Units like GP30 No. 3044 were becoming more common in the c... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Logan, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: C&O 3014
Train ID: Mine Run
Photo Date: May 18, 1979


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Feb 15, 2011

Views: 4,768
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Photo ID: 354555

A C&O mine run, running caboose light, passes the station at Man, WV on May 18, 1979 with two Geeps. The mine run is westbound on the Logan Subdivision and the Buffalo Subdivision diverges to the... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Man, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: C&O 5865
Train ID: Mine Run
Photo Date: May 18, 1979


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Feb 14, 2011

Views: 4,863
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Photo ID: 354552

Back in 1979, things were done a bit differently when it came to communications. A trainman had dismounted and was talking on the phone to get authority to proceed further up the Logan Subdivisio... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Wylo, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: C&O 4822
Train ID: Mine Run
Photo Date: May 18, 1979


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Feb 14, 2011

Views: 3,297
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Photo ID: 354505

A C&O mine run is en-route to the mines with a train of empty hoppers at Elimer, KY on C&O's Sandy Valley and Elkhorn Subdivision. By this date, May 31, 1978, C&O's U25Bs were nearing the end of ... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: GE U25B
Location: Elimer, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: C&O 8101
Train ID: Mine Run
Photo Date: May 31, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Feb 14, 2011

Views: 6,711
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Photo ID: 215396

N&W's slug sets were among the most interesting facets of railroading on the Pokey. Here, two of them lead a train of loads towards the main, outside of historic Matewan.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Matewan, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1384
Train ID: Mine Run
Photo Date: August 07, 1991


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By: Wade H. Massie

Added: Dec 13, 2007

Views: 3,276
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