The first measurable snowfall of the 2021-2022 winter season blankets West Virginia on the 6th day of January as a monster 220-car coal drag eases into river bend, illuminating the seldom photographed C&O-era signals at W.E. Coal River Siding. It was a two-plus-hour wait at Coal River Siding, waiting on a maintainer to address frozen switches on the mainline a few miles away before the heavy drag could roll through the lower Coal River valley on its wintertime trip across the C&O to Hinton, W.Va.
A continuously growing album of photos that IMHO reveal the awesome and seldom-seen beauty of the railroad world from the dimming of day to dawn's early light! From dusk to dawn, trains roll on! (I'm still finding gems of sunset-to-sunrise surprises!)
This is dedicated (with permission) to the skilled and gifted photographer - Chase Gunnoe - who regularly posts and is on staff with RP. I believe he deserves a gallery showcasing his remarkable photos. This is for you Chase! (More great photos to come!)