3. CSX 3242-204, K124-25 has 97 loaded tanks and 2 buffer cars passing Kanawha Falls as seen from Glen Ferris.
4. CSX 3063-NS 1088 on w/b CBTX oil empties at Kanawha Falls.
5. CSX 3063-NS 1088 at Kanawha Falls. View 2.
6. CSX 3063-NS 1088 at Kanawha Falls. View 3.
7. CSX 793 w/b coal empties at Kanawha Falls. Gauley Bridge is in background on left.
8. CSX 793 at Kanawha Falls. View 2.
9. CSX clear signal on Track 1 for No. 50 at Cotton Hill. Sunday 03-28-2015.
10. Amtrack engine 198 has No. 50 and 8 cars at 10:13 AM passing the old C&O depot at Cotton Hill.
11. Amtrak 198 Cotton Hill. View 2.
12. Barge tow is locked through the London lock and dam. 03-28-2015.
13. Two parallel lock chambers with miter gates. Normal lift is 24 feet.
Completed in 1934. London Locks & Dam. View 2.
14. London Locks & Dam. View 3.
15. Towboat MV Dr. Edward H. Welch. View 4.
16. Twin screw towboat Dr. Edwin Welch is operated by Amherst Madison Inc. of Charleston. It is named in honor of the president of Charleston University. The boat was built by Hillman Barge & Construction of Brownsville, Pa., in 1959 for U. S. Steel. It was later sold to the Madison Coal & Supply Co. of Charleston and repowered in ‘04 with a 2,200 HP engine. Amherst merged with Madison later. That Memco barge is owned by AEP, so this tow is likely going to one of AEP’s power plants on the Kanawha River.
17. ES44AC 3039 sails west with Q303 at what is still called Paint Creek Jct. 03-28-2015.
18. CSX Signals and old yard office at the east end of Handley.
19. CSX tank cars damaged from the oil train derailment and explosion at Mount Carbon. Handley.
20. Site of CSX oil train derailment and explosion just west of Mount Carbon. The town of Boomer across the river really saw things go boom! 03-26-2015.
All for tonight.
Train images used by permission of Everett N Young