Amid a railroad landscape that is constantly changing with modernization's to infrastructure or the restructuring of how obscure railroads operate, there's only one constant guaranteed in Appalachia and that's — change. Here, on Norfolk Southern's Guyandotte River Branch connecting Mullens, W.Va., with Gilbert, W.Va., is a Virginian Railway searchlight signal. In this summer 2017 perspective, the signal is silhouetted against the rising milky way during a new moon.
An ongoing/growing album of photos that IMHO reveal the awesome, but seldom seen beauty of railroads because most of us don't go out after sundown or before sunrise. From dusk to dawn, lights are on! (And I continue to find new "Lights In The Night"!)
This is dedicated (with permission) to the skilled and gifted photographer - Chase Gunnoe - who regularly posts and is on staff with RP. I believe he deserves a gallery showing of his remarkable work. This is for you Chase! (More great photos to come!)