With a paint scheme straight from the glory days of railroading, SVRR GP9 5940, originally built in 1970 for the C&O, leads the SVRR local back into Staunton. 5940 was recently repainted and renum... (more)
The old Norfolk & Western CPL signals in Radford yard stand proud in the blistering July Virginia heat.
The days of the old N&W CPLs are numbered, as seen here at Webster. In some locations, such as Bonsack, the new "Vader" signals have already gone up and the CPLs come down. In others, su... (more)
An old and battered work horse sits silently in the yard, while NS's current show ponies rest up on the fuel track before taking a train east to Norfolk or south to Winston-Salem
My first train of the new year had one heck of a consist leading it south in 4000 and 4002. I chased it from Roanoke - Ferrum, and is seen here rolling alongside US 220 through the quiet town of B... (more)
Two CSX units help push southbound loaded ethanol train NS 64M past the old Rocky Mount train station
The Pelican is seen steaming its way under the Vicker Coaling Tower as it heads back east to Roanoke.
The Westbound Pelican steams its way west through rural Virginia on its way to Radford.
The Westbound Pelican eases its way past Christiansburg as a plethora of people look on to watch a piece of history roll past.
An old ALCO T-6, now owned by the Roanoke Chapter NRHS, pulls short excursions for the VMT on Train Lover's day.
Two CSX GEs in the YN2 paint scheme make their way from the CSX intermodal yard to the main yard across the Old Kings Rd. Grade crossing
An ES40DC sits coupled up to the new D8.5s and the research car behind them as they prepare to test out the new locomotives. Smoke from the D8.5s can be seen rising above them.
NS 754 makes its way downgrade through what remains of winter storm Jonas.
NS 756 eases its way downgrade with the DC to AC conversion units leading
NS 747 nears Roanoke as it knocks down the CP at Starkey with the DC to AC conversion units trailing 5th and 6th