CSX - Logan District, 02-06-2015
1. 844, 886, and 3088 on the left. A conductor got off the eastbound on the right. I think he later went to Rich Creek (Phillips mine). Peach Creek.
2. CSX 844, 886, and 3088 Peach Creek. View 2.
3.CSX new yard office at Peach Creek Yard near Logan.
4. W/b H810 arriving behind 713-340 with SCWX (Santee-Cooper) loads from Fanco, Saunders or Rum Creek. CSX 713-340 Peach Creek.
5. H810 is on No. 1. No. 2 main is in the foreground. Double track extends to SW Cabin at Stollings. Doesn’t appear the empty yard is used these days. CSX 713-340 Peach Creek.
6. Back of the machine shop and store room. Engineering uses the old storeroom. CSX machine shop Peach Creek.
7. All that remains of the Consol/Island Creek prep. plant on Elk Creek. They used to get a shifter every day. Remco Resources LLC Elk Creek.
8. Greenbrier Minerals’ Saunders prep. plant. This is a subsidiary of Cliffs Logan County LLC. Saunders is at the end of the Buffalo SD just below where the infamous water impoundment broke in 1971 or ‘72 killing hundreds.
9. Cliffs calls this the Powellton Mine. Greenbrier Minerals Saunders plant.
10. Cliffs calls this the Elk Lick Dock. It’s about a half-mile below the plant. Greenbrier Minerals Elk Lick dock Saunders.
11. Arch Coal’s Holden 22 prep. plant on the head of Pine Creek near Omar.
12. No. 22 is fairly close to Island Creek’s old No. 25 operation which was at the head of Pigeon Creek on the N&W. Arch also operates this large plant as their Ragland Mine. I continued on up Pine Creek and came out to US 119 at Mine 22 Road at the Logan and Mingo County line. I saw a lot of the territory but only two trains. Arch Coal Holden 22 Pine Creek.
Train images used by permission of Everett N Young