Category: Railroad

CSX Q-136 is not far from a grade crossing near Hurricane, WV after snow has caused issues the line ahead. It would soon get underway.

Winter is Coming…

One of my favorite seasons to photograph is winter, but only when it snows. With the temperatures plummeting into the teens at night, I am reminded of a snowy weekend late this past January. Folks rushed to the grocery stores to collect their bread and milk as the largest snow […]

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The former C&O tunnel between Aden and Grahn, Kentucky still remains if good shape.

A tunnel hidden amongst the woods

On occasion, I have been able to combine both my job at the newspaper and my interest in railroading, as was the case when we visited an abandoned railroad tunnel between Grahn and Aden, Kentucky. The tunnel is located on the ex-Chesapeake & Ohio Railway in central Carter County. Built […]

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Father and son share a moment of watching a steam locomotive thunder by in a timeless tradition.

A blast from the past: Nickel Plate Road #767

“When I hear the iron horse make the hills echo with his snort-like thunder, shaking the earth with his feet, and breathing fire and smoke from his nostrils . . . it seems as if the earth had got a race now worthy to inhabit it.” -Henry David Thoreau For […]

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After completing switching duties, WAMX 4211 heads north with a chemical train in tow at Dunbar, WV.

A Rare Sight: A new railroad

It’s not every day you get to see a new railroad start-up, at least not anywhere in the United States. But that’s exactly what happened on the morning of Sunday, July 31, 2016 in West Virginia. For the first day of operation, I joined Nitro, WV-based railroad photographer and journalist […]

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A couple of years before their termination in 2016, trash trains the mainstay of the Lexington Industrial Track in Boyd Co., KY. This used to C&O's mainline to Lexington, KY before most of it was ripped up in the mid-1980's.

Witnessing the end of an era

When I heard that the trash trains bound for the EnviroSolutions Landfill in western Boyd Co., KY, were coming to an end, I made a point to try and capture the last trains. The old C&O Lexington Subdivision, shortened to it’s current status by the mid-1980’s, still had one reliable […]

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