Foot Travel Only
This Bridge, a transplant from the Western Maryland Railway, used to be a dual use bridge by trains and vehicles to access the property at Alexander, West Virginia.
Old 113 working the yard
Alexander, West Virginia.
Upper Submarine Bridge
Beech Mountain crafted these home brew concrete and culvert bridges across the Left Fork of Buckhannon River to allow high water to flow over them.
Alco on a Submarine
Old 113 crosses the Left Fork of Buckhannon River at Palace Valley, West Virginia on a submarine bridge, which is designed to allow high water to flow over it. The Beech Mountain Railroad has 2 of these bridges on its 8 mile coal line.
Not A Submarine Bridge
The first crossing of the Left Fork Buckhannon River East of Alexander is over a more traditional style bridge.
Alco exhaust in the Fall
115 has a cut of loads between Alexander and Palace Valley.
115 at Alexander
History is everywhere around the Engine House.
Another 28 loads for Alexander
The Blue Ox brings another cut of loaded hoppers into Alexander.
Two Alcos are better than one.
115 shoves a yard of loads into the yard at Alexander, West Virginia.
The Ox and the Barn
The Engine house at Alexander is a modest structure, but fulfills the needs of the Beech Mountain for storage and repair work.
115 working the yard
Dropping the first cut of loads at Alexander.
115 working the yard two
Alexander, West Virginia
115 and Empties
115 heads East to the loadout with the last cut of hoppers for loading. The Engineer bet me I couldn't get to Palace Valley because of the snowfall. He lost.
Empties in downtown Palace Valley
Calling Palace Valley a town is a bit of a stretch.
The main road at Palace Valley
115 crosses the only road into and out of Palace Valley, West Virginia. The cross bucks are Beech Mountain originals, dating back to 1953 with the railroad was rebuilt.
Alco on a Submarine 2
Upper Submarine Bridge on the Beech Mountain Railroad near Palace Valley, West Virginia.
Upper Submarine and 115
Near Palace Valley, West Virginia.
Beech Mountain Headquarters
115 leaves with the last cut of empty hoppers predawn on an early Spring morning.
Keep the ROW mowed please
115 tiptoes through a couple backyards at Palace Valley. Residents keep the right of way mowed for them.
After setting the switch, the crew returns towards East for another cut of loads.
115 at speed
With at 10 mph limit over most of the line, 115 is doing track speed with a second cut of loads for Alexander.
It's an Alco
115 shows off the traditional Alco look while staging loads in Alexander.