The West End has been the informal name of the Baltimore & Ohio / Chessie System / CSX rail line between Cumberland, MD and Grafton, WV for decades.
It's storied mountain railroading, involving separate and distinct grades, manned helpers, and man and machine versus mother nature.
These images are a start to this gallery. These images were scanned at 2400 dpi using top-end equipment of the day (early 2000's). I will eventually get around to rescanning these - and more - at 5000 dpi for your printing pleasure. For now, we'll have to settle for our viewing pleasure, and smaller prints, in the meantime.
Keywords:B&O, B&ORR, Baltimore & Ohio, Baltimore and Ohio, Chessie, Chessie System, West End