50th Anniversary of O. Winston Link's first N&W photograph. Buckingham Branch also participated by spotting GP-40 No. 6 on the bridge of the recently leased CSX main (former C&O Mountain Sub.) ab... (more)
Buckingham Branch GP 40 No. 5 poses for a roster shot
Day one of Buckingham Branch's lease of CSX Piedomnt Sub. They're switching cars to get ready for the day's operations.
First day of Buckingham Branch operations on CSX's ex-C&O Piedmont Sub in central VA. In this shot, the train is still switching out cars for the day's operations as he pulls around the wye conne... (more)
Day three of operations on the BBR.
The first day of BB operations in Doswell, Virginia. Canon EOS Digital Rebel w/ 70-200mm F/4L lens. 1/500 sec @ F/8.
Buckingham Branch has acquired approximately 200 miles of track from CSX from Richmond to Clifton Forge. The Buckingham Branch has bought three new GP40s and repainted their GP16s.
Here is one of 3 Ohio Central GP40's that have been sold to Buckingham Branch, this is the former 3217, an Ex CR/PC GP40
The local train switches box cars on the Arvonia Track for a local industry. The crew has split the train because of a highway crossing.
The local train switches some freight cars on Mullite Siding, north od Dillwyn. Today the power for this train is BB 3, a GP-16, and RF&P 101, a GP-7, owned by the Old Dominion Chapter, NRHS.
The morning mist hasn't burn off yet as the crew of Z710 get ready for the day. Our trip will be from Dillwyn to the CSX interchange at Bremo Bluff and then to the yard at Strathmore.
A detailed shot of number board and horn on Buckingham Branch's GP16.