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Winter Photos at Kenova, WV

Since we are coming up to the winter of 2010 as I post this, I wanted to share a few photos taken around 1968 at Kenova, WV. At Kenova the former Scioto Division of the Norfolk and Western crossed above the mainline of the Chesapeake and Ohio. This was a great place to photograph both roads.

At that time Kenova was a stop for the N&W’s Powhatan Arrow and The Pocahontas passenger trains. Because of that a wooden platform at bridge level existed on both sides of the approach structure to the Ohio River bridge. The station was located on the geographic west side of the bridge. The platform also extended across the C&O main line to provide access for the operators working at KX Tower. That part of the walkway made it nice to photograph trains on the C&O. I will upload my only two C&O pictures taken here on another post. If you look at Bird’s Eye view, trees are located where the depot once stood.

GP-18 #842 light move has just crossed the
Ohio River Bridge and is heading to the yard.

N&W Eastbound Freight headed by SD-45
#1758. The upper part of the Kenova Station
is visible along with the walkways. The hills
of southern Ohio loom in the background.

N&W  Westbound Time Freight crossing
bridge over Maple St & State Route 75 on its
way across the C&O and the Ohio River Bridge.