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WINCHESTER & WESTERN
My collection of photos of the short line railroad's Virginia Division.
Photo Album By: Jon Wright
 
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Photo ID: 697358

The Winchester and Western "Sandman" navigates the twists and turns of Gainesboro Hill along Hayfield Road in northwest Frederick County, VA.

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Gainesboro, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 709
Train ID: Sandman
Photo Date: May, 2019


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Added: May 18, 2019

Views: 848
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Photo ID: 691396

Winchester and Western 86 was running late this evening by about an hour. It made for this incredible scene as it crossed the Potomac River into Maryland just before sunset on its way to Hagerstow... (more)

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Williamsport, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: WW 2182
Train ID: CSXT E792, MARC P873
Photo Date: March, 2019


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Added: Mar 20, 2019

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Photo ID: 678831

The Winchester and Western's original mainline between Gore and Winchester follows the twists and turns of the rural countryside. Here The Sandman with high hood GP9 498 leading exits Indian Hollo... (more)

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Hayfield, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 498
Train ID: Sandman
Photo Date: October, 2018


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Added: Nov 26, 2018

Views: 997
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 670523

The Sandman train climbing Gainesboro Hill with an EMD trio and 15 loads in tow on its way to Winchester, VA.

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Gainesboro, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 459
Train ID: Sandman
Photo Date: September, 2018


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Added: Sep 14, 2018

Views: 1,085
Comments: 4

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Photo ID: 670176

After an almost two hour wait for the eastbound Sandman, a couple friends and I backtracked back to Gore to find it empty. Well, you know how the story goes once you decide to leave. We came back ... (more)

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Hayfield, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 2182
Train ID: Sandman
Photo Date: August, 2018


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Added: Sep 11, 2018

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Photo ID: 668992

A quad set of first generation GP's take to the hills as the Winchester and Western "Sandman" hauls twenty empty hoppers destined for the mine at Gore, VA. The train has just turned away... (more)

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP10
Location: Hayfield, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 572
Train ID: Sandman
Photo Date: August, 2018


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Added: Aug 30, 2018

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Photo ID: 668298

The eastbound Sandman huffs and puffs up Gainesboro Hill from Back Creek Valley. Seen here passing the siding that is currently used by MoW. Back in the day, trains would leave a cut here and doub... (more)

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP10
Location: Gainesboro, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 572
Train ID: Sandman
Photo Date: July, 2018


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Added: Aug 24, 2018

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Photo ID: 666053

After dropping off the empties from Winchester at the shops at Gore about a quarter mile east, the crew heads towards the sand mine. As it approaches the loaded hoppers in the distance, a truck ve... (more)

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP10
Location: Gore, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 572
Train ID: Sandman
Photo Date: July, 2018


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Added: Jul 31, 2018

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Photo ID: 664285

A loaded Winchester and Western Sandman tackles the 2% eastbound grade up Round Hill, VA on its journey from Gore to Winchester.

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Chambersville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 572 WW 575 WW498
Train ID: Sandman
Photo Date: July, 2018


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Added: Jul 14, 2018

Views: 947
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Photo ID: 657267

Catching a glimpse of the futures past on the Winchester and Western. These old warriors days are numbered as the WW is looking to upgrade it's road power to 38s and 40-2s. At John Street in Mart... (more)

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 459
Train ID: WW 88
Photo Date: April, 2018


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Added: May 07, 2018

Views: 1,264
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Favorited: 20

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Photo ID: 656416

The S Curve south of Gainsboro combined with the surrounding mountains and hills give this scene it's impeccable vision.

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Hayfield, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 2196
Train ID: Sandman
Photo Date: April, 2018


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Added: Apr 29, 2018

Views: 835
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 656092

Using shared trackage rights with CSX, the Winchester and Western heads south through Winchester for a couple of miles before heading west. Here the Sandman passes by the former Zeropak cold stora... (more)

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Winchester, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 2196
Train ID: Sandman
Photo Date: April, 2018


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Added: Apr 26, 2018

Views: 1,237
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Photo ID: 655986

This Winchester and Western train returning from the CSX interchange in Martinsburg, WV with a decent train is passing through town on the former CVRR which at one time was double tracked. After a... (more)

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: GMTX 2689
Train ID: Argos Switcher
Photo Date: April, 2018


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Added: Apr 25, 2018

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Photo ID: 655929

With 18 empties in tow the Winchester and Western "Sandman" begins the decent of Round Hill on it's trek west from Winchester to Gore. I recall scenes captured by Mason Cooper and Stanley Short fr... (more)

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Chambersville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 2196
Train ID: Sandman
Photo Date: April, 2018


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Added: Apr 24, 2018

Views: 1,037
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Photo ID: 651649

Another mundane foggy headlight shot on the WW from two years ago.

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Round Hill, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 575
Train ID: Sandman
Photo Date: January, 2016


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By: Jon Wright

Added: Mar 15, 2018

Views: 932
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Favorited: 7

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