Labor Day 1997 Trip
Iaeger, West Virginia and between
Williamson and Matewan, West Virginia on Labor Day 1997.
A view of Auville yard at Iaeger and how
it curves to fit the 'holler' or valley that it's situated in.
Two symbols of the past, the concrete coaling
tower at Auville yard and a center capoola N&W caboose.
A Southern Pacific
engine!!! SP number 355, a GE AC44W, is lashed up with two NS GE
units waiting for a coal train assignment at Auville yard.
A Norfolk Southern GE B30-7A1, 3501, runs
long hood forward and leads CNW 8032 and UP 6201 on a loaded eastbound
coal train just out of Williamson yard.
Norfolk Southern 8824, a GE C40-8, leads
two Grand Trunk Western GP38-2's, 4922 and 4925, and an older Norfolk Southern
GE -7 model on a westbound coal train heading into Williamson yard.