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
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
* 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
* 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
location of the shortline South Branch Valley Railway's
* 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
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
* a snapshot ( not 35mm ) of the B&O station with tile roof - Sept.29, 1974
C&O GP38 #4821 and a maroon colored Safety caboose set across the Mainline
( Parkersburg to Huntington ) Feb.83
- 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 Cut , West Portal , East Portal - Sept. 1977
* Amtrak #32 exits tunnel #10 - Sept. 1977
* C&O Station - Mar. 1978
* Crew change on GP35
* Another train seen passing Station
* C&O Station - a photo by Art Markley - Nov. 1981
( 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