Friday, March 13, 2009

A Black & Blue Sunday

Received the following via email from Kermit Geary, Jr. Text, photos, and captions are his.

After leaving the St Albans area, headed back to Buckhannon to test the A&O's Pickens Sub. We followed the CSXT line east and found little running. Chased an eastbound coal train to Cabin Creek, WV then went over to the dark side...the ex NYC/PC/CR West Virginia Secondary now operated by Big Black aka NS. Dickinson Yard was quiet with only power in the fuel facility. Headed east and found a few trains working in the Alloy - Boomer WV area. Missed a set of GEVO AC's pushing a train up the Virginian at Deepwater, but did find a lost (from the South Fork pool) SD80MAC!!! Also found a train at the new NS loadout in London, WV. The crew was friendly...even bought a couple of the Conrail Historical hats we carry with us!!!

NS 8467 still in blue at Dickinson Yd, WV

A lonely SD80MAC in a sea of Catfish...NS 7208 at Alloy, WV

CSXT 52 leads eastbound mineral train through Chelyan, WV

NS 2549 & train at new loadout at London, WV