Old 07-14-2016, 06:59 PM   #1
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Default South Branch Valley Railroad- Short Visit

The State-owned, South Branch Valley Railroad, in W.Va., is rarely talked about on the internet. It is in a rather isolated region, well off the main highways. The railroad operates mostly with first generation GP's and SD's.
Last week, my wife and I passed through Moorefield, W.Va. on our vacation trip. Moorefield happens to be the location of the SBVR shops. We stopped by, but being a Sunday, everything was closed down.
Two active engines were seen in front of the shops; GE centercab #80, and SD18(?) #182.
On the deadline next to the shop, I saw GP's #,6135, and #90, as well as SD's #180 and 181. All seem to be serving as parts supply units now. Behind the shop was GP #91, possibly still active.
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Old 07-18-2016, 12:02 PM   #2
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Thank you SO much for posting this report and the photos! I can't tell you how many times I've been asked about the status of the SD9s and SD18 over the past few years, and I honestly didn't know. Now we do!
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