Railroad  Photos  of   West Virginia
Page Revised  Oct. 18, 2000
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Amblersburg ( between Rowlesburg and Tera Halta on B&O's Cranberry Grade)
     * a  Westbound is seen descending  the 2.8%  Cranberry  Grade  - Nov. 1977
     * another  Westbound  passes by  with  WM  F7B  #7140
     * Eastbound  Train # 196  has  units  #4190, 6411 & 5860  leading  and
           Four  SD35  helpers  #7416, 7415, 7434, & 7417  shoving on the rear

Barboursville  (on  C&O  East of  Huntington)
     * Amtrak #50  is seen approaching old OB Tower thru morning haze - Aug. 9,1991
     * Looking East toward  OB Tower ( abandon in the 1960's)
     * 1950's  era  RoadRailer trailer is used for a shed, across the tracks from OB Tower
 

Charleston  - March 1978
   * a  Conrail  local seen along Route# 60
   * the Facilities  at Dickenson Yard
   * believed to be the East end of  Dickenson Yard ( CN units were common)

Duckworth  ( about 50 miles East of  Parkersburg )
     *  a  Westbound  coal train  ( a  Close-up image ) - Oct. 1975
 

Flemington  ( East of Parkersburg & Duckworth , South of  Morgantown )
    * Train  PHTT  passes by  the  Station - Mar. 1977
 

Grafton  W.Va.     also  see  Amblersburg, Rowlesburg & Tunnelton
    Pentrex sells a  video of this line,  shot in the early 1990's.  It's  called
    "Into the Allegheny Range" volume 3 ,  originally produced by Iron Horse.
    It  shows trains passing  from  location to location  along the Grafton Line.

 Photos  taken  Jan. 8, 1977
     * Looking  West  past the  Station
     * a  time-lapse night photo of   WM  F7 #7154  and  WM GP7 #5632

 Photos  taken  Oct. 18,1977
     * the  Eastbound  Amtrak  about  to depart
     *  the old  Station  sharply  contrasts with the modern  "AmShelter"
     * Looking  West  at  WM   F7's  #7153  &  7174   near  the  Coaling  Tipple
     * SD9 #1837  is used for yard switching
     * the  Crew Quarters  are to the right in this photo
     * Looking  East  toward the Coaling Tipple
     * B&O  GP30 #6949  is  coupled to  WM GP40-2 #4258
     * another  GP30  is seen,  B&O #6901
     * originally  a  C&O  GP9  this  unit was later sold to Western Maryland.
            Here it's  seen  still in C&O paint.
     * Looking  Southwest from the Coaling Tipple towards the Roundhouse
     * an  Eastbound  Train  arrives   in the yard

  Photos  taken  June 29, 1985
     * Looking  East into  Grafton's  Yard , notice the Coaling Tipple  and
           AmShelter  are  gone by this date
     * an old  B&O  caboose  used for an  office at one time
 

  Huntington  W.Va.
    *  Looking into Engine Facilities  &  GP9 #5998  -  July 12, 1975
    *  photo of the side of the  C&O  shop building  -  Dec.1976
    *  HO  Tower  seen  back in  Dec. 4, 1976
    *  C&O  GP7  #5890  seen doing some local switching - Dec. 4, 1976

   March 24, 1989 Photos
    *  looking North at the Parkersburg train about to leave town
            above mentioned train has GP30M #4235 in the consist
    *  looking Northwest  across the Mainline, toward the  Locomotive Shop
    *  telephoto picture of  GP16 ? #1792  in  "stealth"  gray paint
    *  looking North  into Locomotive junk line  located at  8th. Ave. & 14th. St.
    *  old  workhorse  SD-9  #1839  in it's  final days ?
    *  a  rare unit is this ex-B&O SD-7 #1826
    *  ex-C&O  GP-38  #3889  has obviously been wrecked and cannibalized
    *  these were the days of the gray "stealth"  paint scheme as evidenced here
 

Moorefield  -  location of the  shortline  South Branch Valley  Railway's  shops
    *  SBVR  GP9 #6352  awaiting assignment.  - June 1993
    *  General Motors once produced a unit called the BL2 ( Branch Line ) as a transition
           between the  "covered wagon" look of the E & F units  vs.  the  "hood"  look of the
           GP7 & GP9's.  Here is  SBVR #7172  painted in Western Maryland.
    *  Here is an ex-B&O  passenger GP9  painted in its original colors & number,
           as SBVR #6604
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Parkersburg  W.Va.
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Pennsboro - on  B&O's  Parkersburg line
     * #12 "the Metropolitan"  makes a special stop on it's  last run - April 1971
 

Philippi - about 15 miles  South of  Grafton
    *  a  snapshot ( not 35mm ) of  the B&O station with tile roof - Sept.29, 1974
 

Ravenswood
      C&O  GP38  #4821 and a maroon colored Safety caboose set across the Mainline
          ( Parkersburg to Huntington ) Feb.83
 

Rowlesburg B&O's   MK Junction  on the Grafton line
 MK Junction is where CSX's  Kingwood Subdivision leaves the mainline to service
 several coal mines.  This  subdivision use to run through to Morgantown.  The last
 I heard,  Helpers were still based at MK but their serving was handled at Grafton.

   Photos  from  Jan. 8, 1977
     * the old  Passenger Station seen with the  AmStation
     * looking  Eastward  past a snow plow,   from the Stations,  toward MK Junction .
           This double tracked bridge was destroyed in a flood back around 1988.
           Today it's a single track bridge.
     * B&O  SD35 #7400  is seen  awaiting its  next assignment
     * snow covered  Allegheny Mountains provide a scenic backdrop  for  GP9 #6518

  Photos  from  June 29,1985
     * MK  Junction's  Tower is seen to the left
     * an  Eastward  look  into the servicing facilities
     * looking  South at  3  new  SD50's  #8576, 8591 & 8582  shutdown
     * later  the  3  were  started-up  for  Helper duty
     * an  old  two  stall Engine House ,  the  Kingwood Subdivision's  track is in the foreground
 

Romney   -  Potomac Eagle  tourist  railroad that uses the South Branch Valley
                       shortline's  track and motive power
      *  ex-NS GP9  #2001  assigned to today's passenger train trips. - June 1993
      *  one of  many  coaches that they got from Canada  by simply being the sole bidder!
      *  two views of old Colonial era houses viewed from the train  ( Photo#1, Photo#2 ).
      *  a view of  the train passing along the South fork of the Potomac river.  The engine pictured
            is actually the  rear of the train.  PE  practice is to put an engine at each end of the train.
            The engineer walks to the other  engine for the return trip.
      *  SBVR  painted the #6506 in old Missouri Pacific colors, as a PE unit.
      *  your's  truly  running the #6506 ( mu'ed  to #2001)  on a Northbound trip to Greenfield,
            at the end of the day.
 

 Silver  Run  -  Tunnel #19, B&O's  line to Parkersburg
      * Train  "Cumberland 96"  exits the tunnel - Sept. 1976
      * Eastbound  Philadelphia Trailer Train exits the tunnel - Nov.1976
      * Amtrak #32  exits - Nov. 1976
      * Train PHTT  exits the tunnel - Aug.1979
      * Extra 7516 East  exits the tunnel with a coal train for the Haywod Power Plant - Sept. 1976
 

 Tunnels  #8 & 10 ( exact location uncertain ) on B&O line to Parkersburg
      * B&O #12 " the Metropolitan on it's final run at  Tunnel #8 - April 1971
      * Train  PHTT  exits Tunnel #10 - Sept. 1977
      * Tunnel #10's  West CutWest PortalEast Portal - Sept. 1977
      * Amtrak #32  exits tunnel #10 - Sept. 1977
 

 St. Albans
    * C&O  Station  - Mar. 1978
    * Crew  change on  GP35
    * Another  train  seen  passing  Station

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 Thurmond
     *  C&O  Station  -  a  photo by  Art Markley  -  Nov. 1981
 
 
 

Tunnelton ( on the old  B&O  Grafton Line)
     * Looking  East  then  West  at  WS  Tower - June 29, 1985
     * Looking  East  toward  the tunnel's  West  portal
 

 Williamstown  ( North of Parkersburg )
     *  Art Markley walks past the Station - Mar.1983
     *  looking West through the small town,  as a  Northbound  literally comes
           through the middle of town
     *  above  mentioned  Northbound  seen passing the Station - Mar. 1983