On July 15, 2017, friend Gary Muehlius of Seattle and I rode the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad in Romney, West Virginia. This is about a 19 mile ride one way and back along the South Branch of the Potomac River.
This track is owned by the State of West Virginia and leased to the South Branch Valley Railroad which moves unit grain trains, primarily corn, to the feed mill in Moorefield for processing into food for the many local chicken processing companies.
The Potomac Eagle runs a push-pull operation with an engine on each end. Here is the engine on the north end, a beautiful F-7 (F-unit or covered wagon) built in 1952 for the Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad but now painted in the Baltimore & Ohio paint scheme, the railroad the built and ran on these tracks.