Cresting Linden Hill
NS 956 has crested Linden Hill, and is descending into the Shenandoah Valley.
After missing the OCS at Linden, we gave up on it and decided to wait for this westbound manifest at a great location on the scenic B-Line.
Fall colors are a little bit late in Virginia's Piedmont region this year as 214 approaches the summit of the Blue Ridge, behind a matched set of GP60s
Two possible reasons for this pose: 1) the horn might be too loud, Grandad 2) an aversion to NS 'Catfish'...
What a colorful lash-up on such a gray snowy day at Linden, Virginia.
NS 12R is wide open at about 7 MPH as it reaches the summit of the Linden Hill. If you are not careful at this location, you eat some serious exaust when the locomotive passes under the bridge.
Just crested the summit at Linden
The summit has been reached and 11R will soon accelerate to track speed as he proceeds downhill from Linden.
Working hard, 11R leans into a curve on Linden Grade. Trailing the fourth engine is a large electrical transformer.
NS OCS nears the top of the grade as it makes its way to Altoona via Northern Virginia. There were plenty of railfans to catch the action as a crew member takes a picture of the picture takers.
NS 4270 F9 A unit, NS 4276 F7 B unit, NS 4275 F7B unit and NS 5648 GP38-2 head west following a week at the Masters Golf Tournement.
Spring in Virginia - sunny days, blooming trees, and freshly painted NS F Units!
Just outside of Linden, VA 11R is seen heading east behind the consist of the year so far: NS 2603, SP 101 (unpatched), UP 5691 and VRE V02. Special thanks to the kind owners of the property we sh... (more)
Train 35Q descends Linden Hill behind C40-8 and FURX SD40-2