Looks like the crew should be staying warm in the cab of their engine.
The Franklin-based switcher has cleared the mainline to allow a CSX empty grain train to pass, before continuing their work in Suffolk.
N&W Alco T-6 #26 working at Suffolk, VA in July 1973.
A rare high hood SD40-2 leads the westbound rock train towards Vulcan Materials.
A pair of Union Pacific SD70M's leading the Norfolk to Crewe local is a change from the normal NS black & white locomotives.
With the opening of APM Terminals in Portsmouth, VA, the container traffic has injected new life into the Commonwealth Railway.
It appears Norfolk Southern is now building trains with containers for the new APM Terminals in Portsmouth, VA.
With the increase of export coal, coal trains and returning empties are just as common as intermodal trains on the Norfolk District.
I hope they didn't forget anything!
NS 25Q cruises through downtown Suffolk on its way to the Inland Port at Front Royal, VA.
Stretching over a mile and half, empties return west for more black diamonds.
With 39 years of combined service for Norfolk Southern, a D8-40C and a smoking C39-8 pulls intermodal train thru Suffolk, Virginia.