Mountain railroading on the old C&O.
Code Lines, Bridges, and Fall Colors. A westbound is climbing Alleghany Mountain towards the intermediate signal at Callaghan. A 38 second exposure @ f4.5, ISO 400
The CPH New River Train winds its way East Along Hawks Nest Lake with 3 locomotives, 28 cars, and over 1500 people aboard.
Eastbound loads pass through downtown Thurmond on a bright Fall day in the Gorge.
The 2010 CP Huntington New River Train crosses it's namesake at Hawks Nest, heading East. The C&O PV Chapel Hill brings up the rear. Very fitting.
The almost daily battle between sun and fog is waged as a loaded coal train heads East over the Greenbrier River on a cool Fall morning.
The best patch of color of the entire weekend. An Eastbound heads down the grade at Moss Run.
A hint of fall at Moss Run.
Signal meets Moon. A single exposure taken at 200mm using a full power blast from my 580exII flash to illuminate the signal. A 1/200th exposure @ f10, ISO 1600.
Just after sunset, a sequentially numbered pair of GP38-2's finishing assembling Q302 for a final run East before the Labor Day slowdown. From this unique view you can see the entire Clifton Forg... (more)
A Westbound hopper train passes through Big Bend Tunnel just after Midnight. The scene was illuminated by the light of the train, and moon. A 330 second exposure @ f4.5, ISO 400.
An eastbound exits the East portal of Big Bend Tunnel. The hot exhaust interacts with the cold winter air to coat the area around the tunnel with long icicles.
A North bound pig train crosses the James River on the A-line Bridge. A trio of paint matched GE's fit perfectly between the island, and the riverbank.
On a rainy night in Richmond, a loaded grain trains pauses on the James River Viaduct to attach pushers. A 15 second exposure @ f8.0, ISO 200.
The final signal of the evening. a 45 second exposure @ f4.0, ISO 100.