Although standard gauge, the 18.6 mile BC&G had a lot of the attributes of a narrow gauge railroad. The track clung to a narrow ledge cut out of the hillside and followed the Buffalo Creek through a deep valley cut over eons by the water. In many places the line ran through dense forest with a full canopy of trees over the track. There were very few sections of tangent track. In fact the longest, known appropriately as "Long Straight", was about a half mile in length. The line crossed the Buffalo Creek several times and small trestles and culverts were needed at numerous other smaller streams.
This section contains photographs and statistical information about the right-of-way, rail and bridges that constituted the Buffalo Creek & Gauley.
Bill Price Photo - October 11, 1960