Norfolk Southern mine run U47 backs across Callahan Creek as it makes a reverse move out of the yard at Andover, VA toward the loader at Wentz, VA. The caboose is being used as a shoving platform... (more)
Norfolk Southern mine run U47 heads east across Kennedy Trestle near the community of Dwina between the towns of Coeburn and St. Paul, VA. The loaded coal train also has a J74 pusher on the rear ... (more)
NS Train 958 with N&W 611 blasts over the Norfolk and Western lettered overpass spanning Cox Road, which is also known as Virginia State Highway 611 near Church Road on the NS Norfolk District.
Heading for Newport News after departing from Richmond's Main Street Station
This shot had some severe back-lighting, but Photoshop improved it quite a bit (with a lot of work back and forth). This is a northbound at the Third Clinch River bridge at Starnes, VA (former Cli... (more)
The 611 eastbound crossing over the bridge in Applewood still labelled for the Southern. While we waited for the train, the property owner came by and placed a flag on his mailbox; reason unknown ... (more)
Norlfok & Western in an Alternate Universe
N&W #611 rumbles westbound over the Independence Blvd overpass in Bedford, VA with the Powhatan Arrow in tow, bound for Roanoke. Just another d... (more)
A new GE is the rear unit of a pusher set, working at full throttle to keep the slack bunched on a 90 car coal train assaulting the 1.7 percent "Goose Neck"--complete with 14 degree reve... (more)
Norfolk Southern's first pair of DC to AC conversion locomotives, AC44C6M NS 4001 and 4000, are taking a loaded coal train southbound on the Winston-Salem District as they cross Route 220 in south... (more)
Crossing the Roanoke river near Wabun, Va., Norfolk & Western J-Class No. 611 leads its final excursion of the weekend back east toward Roanoke from Salem on original Norfolk & Western mainline. I... (more)
NS 957 with N&W 611 on point west of Glenvar crossing the Roanoke River
An early morning run of 202 across the high trestle at Compton.
Norfolk and Western class J number 611 crosses the "Curvy Bridge" (as known by the train crews) west of Goodview, Virginia, with eastbound excursion train 958, the "Roanoker".
The NS 4001 "DC to AC" unit leads the 51Z north over the trestle at Prillaman Switch.
Rolling up the line in the evening light, a trio of Union Pacific EMD SD70Ms lead train 195 "elephant style" westbound over the Roanoke River on the Christiansburg District.