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10/15/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:William Grimes
Dates:3/11/2006 - 8/8/2018
Album Info:The Bay Coast Railroad (AAR reporting mark BCR) took over the Eastern Shore Railroad line from Pocomoke City, Maryland, to Norfolk, Virginia. A rail ferry service is used from Cape Charles, Virginia, to Little Creek in Virginia Beach, Virginia which is a 26 mile water route across the Chesapeake Bay. Tug boats are contracted to move the barge. This particular car float operation has been in continuous service since April 1885, and is thought to be the only remaining service of this type in the United States. The Bay Coast Railroad interchanges with Norfolk Southern Railway at both Norfolk, and Pocomoke City. Despite what you may find on the internet about the Bay Coast RR it has become the worst managed railroad since Penn Central! The state has given funding to repair tracks and maintain the railway line and the management makes no attempt to improve the poor and unsafe conditions of the railway. Update: As of May 2018 the BCR filed to discontinue operations as a common carrier railroad. The Buckingham Branch Railroad will take over operation of the Norfolk Division and the Delmarva Central will operate from Pocomoke City to Hallwood (14 miles) on the Eastern Shore. The remaining railroad will be placed out of service to due to lack of customers shipping.
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BCR 9487 is still lettered for the Eastern Shore Railroad in Virginia Beach
Title:  BCR 9487 is still lettered for the Eastern Shore Railroad in Virginia Beach
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/11/2006  Upload Date: 5/8/2006 6:51:48 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  438   Comments: 0
BCR 2090 stored
Title:  BCR 2090 stored
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/11/2006  Upload Date: 5/8/2006 6:52:14 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BCR 2090(MRS-1)
Views:  627   Comments: 0
Yard Switcher in Virginia Beach
Title:  Yard Switcher in Virginia Beach
Description:  Still in Eastern Shore lettering Bay Coast 2014, leased from LLPX, awaits a ferry due at 1600 hrs.
Photo Date:  3/11/2006  Upload Date: 3/11/2006 5:18:42 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BCR 2014(GP38)
Views:  969   Comments: 0
Local switcher awaits the ferry due at 1600 hrs in Virginia Beach
Title:  Local switcher awaits the ferry due at 1600 hrs in Virginia Beach
Description:  Bay Coast Railroad leased this locomotive from LLPX, BCR took over Eastern Shore Railroad in January 2006.
Photo Date:  3/11/2006  Upload Date: 3/11/2006 5:19:00 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BCR 2014(GP38) LLPX 2014(GP38)
Views:  953   Comments: 2
Bay Coast's new locomotive
Title:  Bay Coast's new locomotive
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/6/2006  Upload Date: 8/6/2006 5:21:40 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BCR 400(GP15-1)
Views:  389   Comments: 0
The Cape Charles is now used for spare parts
Title:  The Cape Charles is now used for spare parts
Description:  BCR 400 will replace 8069.
Photo Date:  8/6/2006  Upload Date: 8/6/2006 5:19:22 PM
Location:  Cape Charles, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BCR 8096(GP10)
Views:  610   Comments: 1
Bay Coast Railroad 2000 before being repainted
Title:  Bay Coast Railroad 2000 before being repainted
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/6/2006  Upload Date: 8/6/2006 5:19:34 PM
Location:  Cape Charles, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BCR 2000(GP10)
Views:  480   Comments: 0
Bay Coast Railroad 2001
Title:  Bay Coast Railroad 2001
Description:  IGC GP10 is Bay Coast's main power untill BCR 400 arives.
Photo Date:  8/6/2006  Upload Date: 8/6/2006 5:18:42 PM
Location:  Cape Charles, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BCR 2001(GP10)
Views:  414   Comments: 1
BCR 2000 still thinks it works for Eastern Shore
Title:  BCR 2000 still thinks it works for Eastern Shore
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/6/2006  Upload Date: 8/6/2006 5:19:45 PM
Location:  Cape Charles, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BCR 2000(GP10)
Views:  325   Comments: 0
Bay Coast 2085
Title:  Bay Coast 2085
Description:  Still lettered for Eastern Shore
Photo Date:  8/6/2006  Upload Date: 8/6/2006 5:18:57 PM
Location:  Cape Charles, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BCR 2085(MRS-1)
Views:  593   Comments: 0
USLX 19065 on the Bay Coast Railroad in Virginia Beach
Title:  USLX 19065 on the Bay Coast Railroad in Virginia Beach
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/9/2007  Upload Date: 1/9/2007 9:26:12 PM
Location:  Diamond Springs, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  508   Comments: 0
NS 555532
Title:  NS 555532
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/12/2007  Upload Date: 3/14/2007 2:22:41 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  283   Comments: 0
Roster shot of LLPX 2014 on the Bay Coast Railroad
Title:  Roster shot of LLPX 2014 on the Bay Coast Railroad
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/13/2007  Upload Date: 2/12/2008 3:30:48 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LLPX 2014(GP38) BCR 2014(GP38)
Views:  628   Comments: 0
The Eastern Shore is no more... but it's hard to tell! In January 2006 they became the Bay Coast Railroad
Title:  The Eastern Shore is no more... but it's hard to tell! In January 2006 they became the Bay Coast Railroad
Description:  The blue building is nolonger the Bay Coast headquarters, it is now "Transfer Logistics" and BCR has moved to the end of Ferry Road in a trailer.
Photo Date:  3/13/2007  Upload Date: 2/12/2008 3:31:07 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LLPX 2014(GP38)
Views:  356   Comments: 1
Head on
Title:  Head on
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/13/2007  Upload Date: 2/19/2009 9:59:06 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LLPX 2014(GP38) BCR 2014(GP38)
Views:  409   Comments: 0
Norfolk Southern caboose used on the Bay Coast Railroad
Title:  Norfolk Southern caboose used on the Bay Coast Railroad
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/13/2007  Upload Date: 3/14/2007 2:18:14 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  369   Comments: 0
Bay Coast 2000
Title:  Bay Coast 2000
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/17/2007  Upload Date: 3/17/2007 2:25:39 PM
Location:  Cape Charles, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BCR 2000(GP10)
Views:  414   Comments: 0
Bay Coast power ready for Monday's train
Title:  Bay Coast power ready for Monday's train
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/17/2007  Upload Date: 3/17/2007 2:54:39 PM
Location:  Cape Charles, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BCR 2000(GP10)
Views:  276   Comments: 1
BCR 400
Title:  BCR 400
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/17/2007  Upload Date: 3/17/2007 2:34:01 PM
Location:  Cape Charles, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BCR 400(GP15-1)
Views:  436   Comments: 1
Southern Comfort
Title:  Southern Comfort
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/17/2007  Upload Date: 3/17/2007 2:56:16 PM
Location:  Cape Charles, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  295   Comments: 0
Bay Coast is building a passenger terminal for excurtion trips
Title:  Bay Coast is building a passenger terminal for excurtion trips
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/17/2007  Upload Date: 3/17/2007 2:55:26 PM
Location:  Cape Charles, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
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Views:  1745   Comments: 0
Bay Coast 2001 still lettered for Eastern Shore
Title:  Bay Coast 2001 still lettered for Eastern Shore
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/17/2007  Upload Date: 3/17/2007 2:53:50 PM
Location:  Cape Charles, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BCR 2001(GP10)
Views:  293   Comments: 0
Bay Coast Railroad 400 outside the former Eastern Shore mechanical department
Title:  Bay Coast Railroad 400 outside the former Eastern Shore mechanical department
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/17/2007  Upload Date: 3/17/2007 2:51:45 PM
Location:  Cape Charles, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BCR 400(GP15-1)
Views:  647   Comments: 0
Bay Coast 2000 in the yard
Title:  Bay Coast 2000 in the yard
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/17/2007  Upload Date: 3/17/2007 2:52:56 PM
Location:  Cape Charles, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BCR 2000(GP10)
Views:  472   Comments: 1
LLPX 2014 on the BCR
Title:  LLPX 2014 on the BCR
Description:  This locomotive is leased to Bay Coast. The lease will be up on this locomotive at the end of this year. It is not yet known if it will be renewed, so they have not relettered it Bay Coast.
Photo Date:  3/22/2007  Upload Date: 3/23/2007 12:24:28 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LLPX 2014(GP38)
Views:  405   Comments: 2
Bay Coast's Alco is still not used
Title:  Bay Coast's Alco is still not used
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/22/2007  Upload Date: 3/23/2007 12:23:49 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BCR 2090(MRS-1)
Views:  630   Comments: 0
Bay Coast 1255
Title:  Bay Coast 1255
Description:  Bay Coast 1255 (ex-ESHR, exx-PACX, Nee-BCOL) is used as a spacer car so the locomotive does not put weight on the car float at the ferry terminal. This box car is outside the shop.
Photo Date:  4/13/2007  Upload Date: 4/14/2007 9:29:20 AM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  214   Comments: 0
WCOR 5500
Title:  WCOR 5500
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/27/2007 3:39:53 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  209   Comments: 0
BNSF 724395
Title:  BNSF 724395
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/6/2007  Upload Date: 10/6/2007 2:44:49 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  113   Comments: 0
Bay Coast Maintainance Shop and engines
Title:  Bay Coast Maintainance Shop and engines
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/6/2007  Upload Date: 10/6/2007 2:47:00 PM
Location:  Cape Charles, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BCR 2000(GP10)
Views:  308   Comments: 0
Bay Coast from across the port
Title:  Bay Coast from across the port
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/6/2007  Upload Date: 10/6/2007 2:47:45 PM
Location:  Cape Charles, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BCR 400(GP15-1)
Views:  505   Comments: 0
Bay Coast barge
Title:  Bay Coast barge
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/12/2008  Upload Date: 1/12/2008 4:01:45 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
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Views:  371   Comments: 0
Bay Coast yard and switcher
Title:  Bay Coast yard and switcher
Description:  Check out this picture and more on my "Flickr" site http://www.flickr.com/photos/10868272@N02/
Photo Date:  1/12/2008  Upload Date: 1/12/2008 4:01:35 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LLPX 2014(GP38)
Views:  507   Comments: 1
Bay Coast 38114R
Title:  Bay Coast 38114R
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/12/2008  Upload Date: 1/12/2008 4:00:55 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  317   Comments: 0
Transfer Logistics
Title:  Transfer Logistics
Description:  The railhead at Little Creek and the old ESHR shops are now used by "Transfer Logistics" who unload sacs of grain into box cars.
Photo Date:  1/12/2008  Upload Date: 1/12/2008 4:01:06 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  175   Comments: 0
The sun comes out after heavy rain showers in Norfolk
Title:  The sun comes out after heavy rain showers in Norfolk
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/14/2008  Upload Date: 4/14/2008 12:58:19 PM
Location:  Pennsytown, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories:  Track
Locomotives:  LLPX 2014(GP38)
Views:  442   Comments: 2
Rock from Vulcan's Edgarton Quarry being unloaded
Title:  Rock from Vulcan's Edgarton Quarry being unloaded
Description:  Transfer Logistics now operate out of the ESHR shops.
Photo Date:  5/23/2008  Upload Date: 5/23/2008 5:14:21 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  372   Comments: 0
Bay Coast 8603
Title:  Bay Coast 8603
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/16/2009  Upload Date: 2/16/2009 3:46:08 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  293   Comments: 0
Bay Coast 8264
Title:  Bay Coast 8264
Description:  ex-ESHR 8264, exx-DODX 38264, nee-USAX 38264
Photo Date:  2/16/2009  Upload Date: 2/16/2009 3:46:35 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  328   Comments: 0
Yard and car float
Title:  Yard and car float
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/16/2009  Upload Date: 2/16/2009 3:46:56 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LLPX 2014(GP38)
Views:  394   Comments: 0
A tug called "Hoss"
Title:  A tug called "Hoss"
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/25/2012  Upload Date: 5/25/2012 11:09:56 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
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Views:  201   Comments: 0
BCR Conductor guides the Plasser crew onto the barge
Title:  BCR Conductor guides the Plasser crew onto the barge
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/25/2012  Upload Date: 5/25/2012 11:09:38 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
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Views:  207   Comments: 0
Plasser America equipment for Amtrak rides the ferry
Title:  Plasser America equipment for Amtrak rides the ferry
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/25/2012  Upload Date: 5/25/2012 11:08:06 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
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Views:  418   Comments: 0
Ferry Shifter is done for the day
Title:  Ferry Shifter is done for the day
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/25/2012  Upload Date: 5/25/2012 11:05:16 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BCR 2014(GP38)
Views:  313   Comments: 0
Derailment
Title:  Derailment
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/2/2012  Upload Date: 11/22/2012 6:25:41 PM
Location:  Pocomoke City, MD
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
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Views:  168   Comments: 0
Derailment site
Title:  Derailment site
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/2/2012  Upload Date: 11/22/2012 6:28:29 PM
Location:  Pocomoke City, MD
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
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Views:  239   Comments: 1
BCR 2000
Title:  BCR 2000
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/2/2012  Upload Date: 11/22/2012 6:29:21 PM
Location:  Pocomoke City, MD
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BCR 2000(GP10)
Views:  238   Comments: 1
Buckingham Branch Norfolk Division
Title:  Buckingham Branch Norfolk Division
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/8/2018  Upload Date: 9/3/2018 9:39:00 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BB 8(GP16)
Views:  16   Comments: 0
Buckingham Branch taking over after the Bay Coast Railroad ceased operations
Title:  Buckingham Branch taking over after the Bay Coast Railroad ceased operations
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/18/2018  Upload Date: 9/3/2018 9:36:00 PM
Location:  Little Creek, VA
Author:  William Grimes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BB 8(GP16)
Views:  35   Comments: 2


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