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Date: 08/01/20 14:53
Wolf Run Mine Loading Yards and More in W Va
Author: train544

Hi Guys
Here is the Wolf Run Mine loading yard and faciility yards and they are reuilding the main tracks putting ties in not seen here
Stay tuned for more pics of the Mine complex
Tom Boylan








Date: 08/01/20 14:58
Re: Wolf Run Mine Loading Yards and More in W Va
Author: train544

Hi Guys
Here are 3 more Wolf Run Mine cpomple photos
Tom Boylan








Date: 08/01/20 15:04
Re: Wolf Run Mine Loading Yards and More in W Va
Author: train544

Hi Guys 
Here are 3 more pics at W olf Run Mine of building a new and expaned convey belt going over the opposite way from the the original belt
Tom Boylan








Date: 08/01/20 15:09
Re: Wolf Run Mine Loading Yards and More in W Va
Author: train544

Hi Guys
Here are 3 more pics of the Woplf Run Mine operation
Tom Boylan








Date: 08/01/20 17:34
Re: Wolf Run Mine Loading Yards and More in W Va
Author: refarkas

Fascinating.
Bob



Date: 08/01/20 18:05
Re: Wolf Run Mine Loading Yards and More in W Va
Author: mully

Great shots. Where is this mine ?

Gary

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Date: 08/01/20 19:03
Re: Wolf Run Mine Loading Yards and More in W Va
Author: train544

Hi Gary
This mine complex is on the right hand side of Rt 250 heading halfway to Phillippi W Va
Tom Boylan



Date: 08/02/20 02:43
Re: Wolf Run Mine Loading Yards and More in W Va
Author: 41bridge

Served by B&O/CSX?



Date: 08/02/20 05:59
Re: Wolf Run Mine Loading Yards and More in W Va
Author: mully

Thanks

Gary

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Date: 08/02/20 06:14
Re: Wolf Run Mine Loading Yards and More in W Va
Author: goneon66

interesting images.  thanks for posting.  

in this day and age, it is nice to see a coal facility that has a need to improve their facilities..........

66



Date: 08/02/20 06:50
Re: Wolf Run Mine Loading Yards and More in W Va
Author: Tominde

Ioving your WV series.  Thanks for sharing this.

I know you were probably on public property, but did anybody give you grief time for taking pictures?  Or any pleasant encounters with miners or locals?



Date: 08/02/20 07:36
Re: Wolf Run Mine Loading Yards and More in W Va
Author: train544

Hi TOMINDE
All of the people that were around we never encountered any problems all very friendly
Most anytime that you go to that particular area    you dont see any people around
Tom Boylan



Date: 08/03/20 04:51
Re: Wolf Run Mine Loading Yards and More in W Va
Author: PlyWoody

I rode the West Virginia Local once out of Cumberland and we left with 6 F Units and 40 general business cars.  Soon we stopped at Wolf Run mine, and rear three units went into the mine for 100 loaded coal. When they came out of the mine the coupled on as mid train units and we took all that coal to Bayard where the mid train crew left us to take the coal up the power company branch to the Mt. Storm power plant.  That line had very steep grades and a number of horseshoe curves.  That 100 cars was a daily meal for that power plant.  That mountain is now covered with wind turbines but I doubt it matched the output of the coal burning plant. 
We continued and served more customers after leaving Bayard and arrived at Elkins with 6 cars on our out law limit.  That Black Canyon line that had a 3.05% grade is now a trail from Thomas to Elkins. 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/03/20 04:58 by PlyWoody.



Date: 08/04/20 05:02
Re: Wolf Run Mine Loading Yards and More in W Va
Author: ShortlinesUSA

41bridge Wrote:
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> Served by B&O/CSX?

Appalachian & Ohio RR, but the Sentinel trains typically use CSX power.

https://a-orailroad.biz/
 



Date: 08/04/20 05:09
Re: Wolf Run Mine Loading Yards and More in W Va
Author: ShortlinesUSA

PlyWoody Wrote:
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> I rode the West Virginia Local once out of
> Cumberland and we left with 6 F Units and 40
> general business cars.  Soon we stopped at Wolf
> Run mine, and rear three units went into the mine
> for 100 loaded coal. When they came out of the
> mine the coupled on as mid train units and we took
> all that coal to Bayard where the mid train crew
> left us to take the coal up the power company
> branch to the Mt. Storm power plant.  

Neat story and experience, but the Wolf Run mine Tom photographed is on the old B&O south of Grafton.  The areas you are describing are on the old WM.

 



Date: 08/05/20 05:15
Re: Wolf Run Mine Loading Yards and More in W Va
Author: PlyWoody

Thanks for clearing that up as I wondered if they were going to open Mt Storm power plant again and make some electricity with steam coal.
No such luck.



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