Amid muted fall colors, U52 slowly rolls westbound through Blackwood. U52 left Norton with 30 loads and 8 empties. U52 spotted the 8 empties and picked up 12 loads at Blackwood #2, accessed via th... (more)
On a very cold afternoon on the former Interstate Railroad, NS U50 pulls hard upgrade on its accent to Norton Yard.
NS U50 passes through Blackwood and the remnants of the Blackwood No. 1 tipple on the former Interstate Railroad.
On a sunny afternoon, NS U50 struggles upgrade through Blackwood on the former Interstate Railroad in the snow.
A unit coal train out of Andover and bound for Walnut Cove, NC is pushed upgrade on the former Interstate Railroad main line at Blackwood, VA. In these still early days of NS, there's an N&W SD45,... (more)
An NS mine run drops downgrade at Blackwood, VA en route from Norton to Andover. The abandoned coal dock on the left was last operated by Ring Brothers Coal Company. Small single car load outs suc... (more)
"If you guys can sell enough tickets to pay for the coal, we'll make a round trip to Norton." With that challenge from Appalachia Division superintendent Jim Seay, a small group of our local railf... (more)
Consecutively-numbered N&W SD40-2s are on the point of a Walnut Cove, NC unit coal train on the former Interstate Railroad Andover-Norton main line at Blackwood. Three more big six-motor units are... (more)
Still looking factory fresh, Seaboard System SD50s 8616 and 8502 are working at full throttle on the 1.25 percent grade through Blackwood, VA. This is a St. Paul, VA-bound train of mostly eastern ... (more)
A southbound unit coal train crawls upgrade at Blackwood, VA. This route was abandoned in 1986, but it's still in place--and owned by Norfolk Southern for several years. It appears unlikely it wil... (more)
A southbound extra climbs the 1.25 percent through the old coal mining community of Blackwood, VA.
A heavy wet snow coated the southwest Virginia area on Christmas Eve morning, 1999. NS 751 rolls eastbound through a winter wonderland in the Blackwood area on ex-Interstate Railroad trackage. By ... (more)
Conductor Jack Reece waves from ex-NC&StL bay window caboose 320 as his train crawls upgrade at Blackwood, VA.
Light power drifts through Blackwood, Virginia on ex-Interstate Railroad trackage amid rustic fall colors. The units are destined to NS's Andover Yard.