N&W 8510 leans into the sweeping curve at Blue Ridge VA. The crest of the famous eastbound Blue Ridge Grade is just ahead.
Autumn colors are evident in the higher elevations this early October afternoon as a pair of GEs assist a coal train descending the grade to Altoona. The vacant roadbed is that of former eastward ... (more)
View from the vestibule. Returning from an afternoon turn to Walton, VA, N&W 611 and train pass the west end of Roanoke yard. Waiting to go west are N&W C36-7 8518 and SD45 1811. Standing in the ... (more)
After crossing the big fill on the Monongahela Railway’s Waynesburg Southern branch, Conrail power passes the town of Rogersville, Pennsylvania.
Two equines of the non-ferrous variety watch a loaded Conrail coal train head north through their home in Bula, West Virginia.
Back in the days before it became a national park with rangers ensuring your eternal safety, one could access the backside, the outer portion of the Horseshoe Curve. Doing so in August of 1986 en... (more)
Passing through East View, Pennsylvania on the Monongahela’s Waynesburg Southern branch, a loaded coal train has a C36-7/SD50 leading it toward West Brownsville.
A Conrail C36-7/SD50 combination hauls coal away from one of the mines on the Monongahela’s Waynesburg Southern branch. The train is on the huge fill at Rogersville, Pennsylvania, with part of the... (more)
Conrail GE C36-7 No. 6620 leads a three other six-axle GE locomotives on westbound train NESE-2 through Hinsdale, Massachusetts, over the former Boston & Albany late in the afternoon of May 22, 19... (more)
Conrail 6640, the Conway-bound OIPI out of Oak Island, rounds Horseshoe Curve on a lovely autumn day.
Norfolk Southern GE C36-7 8535 one of 43 former Norfolk & Western units (8500-8542)