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 CSX: Loup Creek Branch, 2001 



Modern CSX motive-power tugs at a string of box cars, along Sugar Creek in Mount Hope, WV.
Modern CSX motive-power tugs at a string of box cars, along Sugar Creek in Mount Hope, WV.

A close-up of the previous photo.
A close-up of the previous photo.

CSX #261 heads toward the Austin Power facility in Mount Hope.
CSX #261 heads toward the Austin Power facility in Mount Hope.

A few decades earlier, the cars stored on this siding would have been hopper cars waiting to pickup coal from the Siltex mines.
A few decades earlier, the cars stored on this siding would have been hopper cars waiting to pickup coal from the Siltex mines.

This long string of box cars will soon be loaded with wood products from the Georgia-Pacific plant in Mt. Hope.
This long string of box cars will soon be loaded with wood products from the Georgia-Pacific plant in Mt. Hope.

The CSX still uses cabooses on its branch line runs.  Although the old Chessie caboose in this photo is in dire need of new paint, it's still very functional.
The CSX still uses cabooses on its branch line runs. Although the old Chessie caboose in this photo is in dire need of new paint, it's still very functional.

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