NS SD60I 6744 leads NS 185 mixed freight with an all EMD consist into Bluefield Yard.
Norfolk Southern Train #185 ascends the grade as it approaches Shawsville, VA. Three EMD units (SD60M, SD60, & SD70) in partnership with a GE C40-9W lead the train west this sunny afternoon. Nov... (more)
An extremely rare lashup at the twin tunnels at Montgomery, VA on the NS Christiansburg District shows 2x CN SD70M-2, a CN CW44-9 and 2x leasor SD40-2's. This was a very long mixed freight, NS 185... (more)
NS 185 patiently awaits a westbound signal out of the Williamson Yard. Slowly, the days are getting shorter with much of the Williamson valley in shadow at 7:00 pm.
NS 185 heads west between Shawsville and Montgomery Tunnel. Second unit is NS 8489, an ex-Conrail C36-7. These units didn't last long on NS.
Seven engines return coal cars back to the coalfields for a refill while other empties sit in a center siding collecting snow.
At first the seven engines with coal cars fooled me. I had never seen that much power on an empty coal drag. I soon heard that it was 185. It had picked up the coal cars to return them to Williams... (more)
The last Dash 9 on the NS Roster leads 185 out of the yard.
After holding for switch problems at Beech Creek and 35 min. stop at the Cedar Welcome Center ;), NS 185 blasts west out of Hatfield tunnel on Track 1 headed for Williamson, WV and points beyond.