For the past hour, NS 135 has been on its hands and knees battling mother nature, climbing the rugged Blue Ridge mountains on a cold and rainy fall day. In a scene perfectly suited for Halloween, ... (more)
Sometimes it can be hard to visualize the steepness of a grade or changes in elevation. This is not one of those times. NS 135 is entering the Old Fort Loops as the rain comes down hard, and after... (more)
After meeting an empty woodchip train in downtown Old Fort, NS 135 has begun its climb toward the summit of the Blue Ridge on a foggy Halloween Day 2009.
Close up view of the cab detail on the NS "SD60-2" 6710.
A pair of visitors from "That Other Railroad" lead NS train 135 up the hill at Spencer just after leaving Linwood Yard.
135 comes around the Wye onto the S-Line at Salisbury in heavy fog with a KCS SD70MAC leading an unpatched TFM SD70MAC.
Train 135 kicks up dust from fresh ballast as it heads west towards the Old Fort Loops.
After conquering the 3.0% grade of the Old Fort Loops, westbound 135 takes a breather as it coasts past some spectacular fall color at Swannanoa.
135 chugs up Yadkin Hill with a stringer of catfish at the helm.
Train 135 has made it to the second tier of the Loops about 100 feet above the valley it just left. To get a feel for the loops, click Railroad: Norfolk SouthernLocomotive: EMD SD70MLocation: North Carolina, USALocomotive #: NS 2589Train ID: NS 135Photo Date: November 03, 2007