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Chesapeake Western
Solely the CW Past and Present. July 5, 1895 CW moved its first load of freight and although its existence is merely on paper today, its roots run deep. 123 years and still moving freight. The CW operates as a subsidiary of Norfolk Southern.
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Photo ID: 670588

The NS OAR Safety train departs Shenandoah and heads to Harrisonburg, VA and CW trackage on a beautiful Sunday morning.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Elkton, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 5642
Train ID: 972
Photo Date: September 02, 2018


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By: Eric W. Benson

Added: Sep 15, 2018

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Photo ID: 670587

The NS OAR Safety train departs Shenandoah and heads to Harrisonburg, VA and CW trackage on a beautiful Sunday morning.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Shenandoah, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 5642
Train ID: 972
Photo Date: September 02, 2018


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By: Eric W. Benson

Added: Sep 15, 2018

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Photo ID: 670500

The NS OAR Safety train heads to Harrisonburg, VA on CW trackage on a beautiful Sunday morning.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 5642
Train ID: 972
Photo Date: September 02, 2018


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By: Eric W. Benson

Added: Sep 14, 2018

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Photo ID: 670423

The NS Safety Train has made its way to Chesapeake Western's yard in Harrisonburg for a week of classes and hands on training for the city's fire and rescue personnel. It has only been in town sev... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 5642
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 02, 2018


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Added: Sep 13, 2018

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Photo ID: 665306

University encroachment is slowly chipping away the city of Harrisonburg and the Chesapeake Western's Yard. At one point the now fenced lot was the home of a shoe factory and an additional siding ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8100
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 15, 2018


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Added: Jul 23, 2018

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Photo ID: 659662

NS train V92 heads back to Harrisonburg on a beautiful Sunday Memorial Day Weekend!

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70M-2
Location: Elkton, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 2660
Train ID: V92
Photo Date: May 27, 2018


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By: Eric W. Benson

Added: May 31, 2018

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Photo ID: 655153

The NKP 8100 is the third heritage unit to come to the Chesapeake Western. The hertiage units usually come by way of grain trains but for what ever reason this unit was sent to Harrisonburg to do ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Plesant Valley, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 8100
Train ID: V93
Photo Date: December 15, 2017


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Added: Apr 17, 2018

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Photo ID: 654371

Chesapeake Western's V94 (Broadway) crew is holding on the main while the V91 (Extra) crew makes its final air test to pull the empty grain train out of the mill and proceed to the NS yard in Shen... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Linville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 7598
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 05, 2018


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Added: Apr 09, 2018

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Photo ID: 654048

Chesapeake Western's V91 crew is headed to the NS yard in Shenandoah with their grain train empty's in an unusual 5 loco lash up consisting of 2-NS dash 9's, NS SD70ACu, BNSF "Fake Bonnet" and las... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: McGaheysville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9888
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 05, 2018


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Added: Apr 06, 2018

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Photo ID: 649995

Photo taken with permission. After receiving news that Chesapeake Western would be removing the last 50 TOFC cars belonging to BNSF out of storage, I hopped in the car and raced to this site. I w... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Mount Jackson, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 21, 2017


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Added: Feb 28, 2018

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Photo ID: 641962

The Last Run? Cruising along at track speed (a mere 10 mph), Chesapeake Western's V94 crew with #3522 leading long hood forward is pulling the last of the TOFC cars out of storage. These cars were... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: New Market, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 3522
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 2017


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Added: Dec 22, 2017

Views: 1,506
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Photo ID: 640719

Not a T6 but an its an Alco on the Chesapeake Western RR once again! Shenandoah Valley's #367 has just interchanged with the Chesapeake Western at the Pleasant Valley depot and is heading south ba... (more)

Railroad: Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Alco RS-11
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 367
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 2017


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Added: Dec 11, 2017

Views: 1,492
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Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 616230

Bridge out! Where? To look at this picture no one would think that approximately 55 hours prior, 5 loaded grain cars derailed and completely wiped out the previous bridge and spilled all their con... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: C45ACCTE
Location: Harrisonburg, United States
Locomotive #: 5474
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 10, 2017


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Added: May 11, 2017

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Photo ID: 616209

While these sitting locomotives look common, events about a mile behind them are not. While bringing in loaded gran cars to Harrisonburg, 5 cars in this consist hit the ground and in the process ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5474
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 08, 2017


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By: Steve Wilt

Added: May 10, 2017

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Photo ID: 616021

Less than 20 hours after Chesapeake Western's "Hot 70 car Grainer" had a car jump the track in "Boiler curve" some 20 cars behind the diamond, which then struck the trestle over Black's Run. The... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: C45ACCTE
Location: Harrisonburg, United States
Locomotive #: 5474
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 08, 2017


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Added: May 09, 2017

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