West Virginia coal mining locomotives

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I would like to correspond with anyone (via e-mail) who can provide me with information on locomotives used (past and present) at the many coal mining and preparation plants in West Virginia.

Need this information in order to finish a roster of West Virginia coal facility locomotives which will be published in The Log Train, the publication of the Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association.

Specifically, we need dates on which the various locomotives were first or last sighted (known to be on the property) along with a roster number or description of the unit. Other information, such as dispositions on units which have been sold would also be appreciated. We believe we have most of the locations covered, however, any and all information would be appreciated.

-- Ron Stafford (rrstaff@mwweb.com), July 04, 1998

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