Continuing its journey eastbound, No. 23G flies upgrade through Vicker, Va., behind NS' Southern heritage unit, while No. 22A sits on the adjacent track awaiting his tail end to clear the control ... (more)
At dusk, No. S11 charges through Hale's Gap, W.Va., with the freshly washed Southern heritage unit in command. The train is en-route to Elmore Yard and will be hitting the former Virginian P-D dis... (more)
PD Jct., on the Christiansburg District is located about 20 miles east of Bluefield. This is where the ex-Virginian Railroad trackage begins on the Princeton-Deepwater District. This train will he... (more)
An original Norfolk & Western SD40-2 leads a small work train long hood forward through the interlocking at Oakvale, eastbound on the Christiansburg District.
This loaded coal train and an empty coal train have just meet about 10 miles east of Bluefield near mp 352. The outside signals on this ex-N&W CPL's have a clear and stop indication for the 2 pass... (more)
An eastbound local passes a pair of ex-N&W CPL signals about 10 miles east of Bluefield. This local has a small cut of cars bound for Celco.
In a lush Spring setting, No. 925 climbs Christiansburg Mountain with a GE wide-cab leading three EMD's, while passing through the beautiful hamlet of Shawsville, Va., in gorgeous afternoon light.... (more)
Nothing like shooting a shiny new horse! It's a balmy Spring afternoon and birds' are chirping, as westbound double-stack train No. I33 charges out of the well-known twin tunnels at Montgomery, Va... (more)
This is what railfanning at 4:30 AM looks like in rural West Virginia. The group and I were on our way to see the Norfolk Southern Heritage Unit gathering. After coming off the interstate, we ch... (more)
While early morning haze and mist lies in the still valley, Southern No. 630 storms up Christiansburg Mountain while throwing out a majestic plume of white smoke contrasting against the surroundin... (more)
Westbound on the former N&W mainline between Roanoke and Bluefield, NS New York Central heritage SD70ACe leads an empty ethanol train toward Bluefield and points west on the Pocahontas Division.
Slithering across NS' scenic Christiansburg District east of Bluefield, a train of westbound empties led by NS' Norfolk & Western heritage ES44AC slice through a rock cut near Oakvale.
NYC Heritage rounds the sharp curve at Hardy with empty ethanol tanks.
In morning light, eastbound manifest train No. 16T charges uphill underneath the coaling dock at Vicker with a trio of wide-cab GE's commanding the relatively short train.
On a chilly morning, No. 233 eases through a 25 MPH slow order in Narrows, Va., behind a pair of Burlington Northern Santa Fe engines sandwiching a Norfolk Southern General Electric C40-9. The thr... (more)