RailPictures.Net Photo: Island Creek Coal 1 Island Creek Coal EMD GP7 at Dismal, Virginia by Ron Flanary
 
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Island Creek Coal (more..)
EMD GP7 (more..)
Island Creek Coal Mine No. 1 (more..)
Dismal, Virginia, USA (more..)
August 12, 1994
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Island Creek Coal 1 (more..)
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I was never too interested in rivet counting to keep up with the many "critters" that worked the coal tipples and load outs in the Appalachian coalfield region. However, this collection of old EMD GP7 and GP18 hulks at the closed and abandoned Island Creek Coal Mine 1 at Dismal, VA--on the ex-N&W Buchanan Branch--probably has some interesting stories to tell. Unit 1 looks like it had a steam generator (air tank on top) and also a Gyralight at one time (above the headlight)-so it could have been an ex-Nickel Plate unit. Chances are all three of these engines worked for the N&W at one time. I seriously doubt any of them ever returned to service (except the jet black GP18 on the right looks like it could have still been operable). Feel free to add any details on the heritage of these sad units.
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