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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. 124 years and still moving freight. The CW operates as a subsidiary of Norfolk Southern.
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Photo ID: 733345

Are you seeing BLUE? The timing was perfect for this one. The NS Conrail heritage engine exits Shenandoah yard as a blue jay flies above! This grain train was headed for the CW in Harrisonburg, VA... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Shenandoah, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8098
Train ID: 42T
Photo Date: April 18, 2020


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By: Eric W. Benson

Added: Apr 19, 2020

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Photo ID: 723272

Southbound train V93 at Willow Spring Road en route to work Packaging Corporation of America (PCA).

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9902
Train ID: NS V93
Photo Date: January 20, 2020


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By: William Duvall

Added: Jan 20, 2020

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Photo ID: 723133

The winter months have me longing for the hot sunny days of August. NS CW train V92 approaches the signal at Elkton to go out on the main and begin its trip north to Shenandoah, VA.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Elkton, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8096
Train ID: V92
Photo Date: August 09, 2019


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By: Eric W. Benson

Added: Jan 19, 2020

Views: 735
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Photo ID: 702222

Engineer Chris Hall makes his way back to Elkton with a short train.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Elkton, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8062
Train ID: V92
Photo Date: June 21, 2019


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By: Eric W. Benson

Added: Jul 05, 2019

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Photo ID: 698778

Chesapeake Western's Elkton crew prepares a reverse move to pick up the yard crew's empties, air up, clear the Y and proceed West across the diamond on its way to the NS yard in Shenandoah. Hopefu... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 3204
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 26, 2019


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Added: May 31, 2019

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Photo ID: 688066

Even though it looks like this station is being torn down, it is really being dismantled to be rebuilt in nearby Weyers Cave for use at a farmers market. It was really showing its age for once se... (more)

Railroad: Shenandoah Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Unknown
Location: Fort Defiance, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 18, 2019


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By: Steve Wilt

Added: Feb 18, 2019

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Photo ID: 685651

NS 8175 with 9254 Operation Lifesaver sit tied down at the original Chesapeake Western Depot. The depot, built in 1913 has been completely resorted and now houses several business. In its hay day,... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 8175
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 26, 2019


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By: Grew up on the CW

Added: Jan 28, 2019

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Photo ID: 684672

NS V92 (the Harrisonburg local) makes it's way south on a beautiful winter Sunday morning.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES40DC
Location: Elkton, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 7602
Train ID: V92
Photo Date: January 06, 2019


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By: Eric W. Benson

Added: Jan 20, 2019

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Photo ID: 681025

The NS Chesapeake & Western (CW) local heads to Shenandoah with Massanutten mountain in the background on a cold Sunday morning.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Elkton, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9287
Train ID: V92
Photo Date: November 21, 2018


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By: Eric W. Benson

Added: Dec 17, 2018

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Photo ID: 678085

NS V92 heads for the CW (return to Harrisonburg, VA).

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES40DC
Location: Elkton, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 7705
Train ID: V92
Photo Date: November 21, 2018


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By: Eric W. Benson

Added: Nov 20, 2018

Views: 884
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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

Views: 650
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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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By: Grew up on the CW

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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By: Grew up on the CW

Added: Jul 23, 2018

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