With five ES40DC's on the point, the Q23 departs Bristol Yard under the control of the Knoxville East End District headed for Bulls Gap, TN.
NS Research slug 34, and research car 33 make a westbound move in the Bristol Yard lead by GP38-2 5609. Research slug 34 was built from ex N&W SD35 1530, while research car 33 was ex Alaska RR 544... (more)
NS I2A tied down by the old Passenger Depot loading platform, awaiting operations to resume after the New Years Holiday
NS 7710 pulls into Cleveland for a crew change and to wait on pushers, for the trip to Bluefield loaded with export coal bound for Norfolk.
The J53 running pusher service, prepares to depart Bluefield Yard as the J51 arrives on the end of a mixed freight, and the J54 has cut loose from a unit coal train. (3 sets of ES44AC's)
Plenty of power with two ES44AC's leading a 10 car train at Boody
A unit coal train tied down after loading out at Paramount Coals Toms Creek facility in Coeburn, VA
The V40 out of Bristol, switches cars on the old Saltville Branch Wye for Keene Trucking at the railcar to truck unload facility in Glade Spring, VA
The Loram Rail Grinder leaves a cloud of grinding dust and rail grindings, as it grinds a tight curve on the NS Knoxville East End District about 5 miles out of the Bristol Yard.
The Bristol local V40, does a roll by inspection of the 22A as it passes through Glade Spring.
The 37Q coasts down the slight grade in Glade Spring, to meet the 38Q and the V40, then on to Bristol for a crew change.
After a two hour wait in Glade Spring on the V40 to switch cars in Abingdon and Glade Spring, The 25N gets underway towards Bristol heading into the sunset. (note the conductor sheilding the sun f... (more)
D9-40CW 9267 makes its way into the East End Yards at Roanoke, VA
Plenty of railfans get their shots of the N&W 1218 during the night shoot at the O. Winston Link Museum during the Celebration At The Station 2009, held by the museum during Railroad Days
The conductor gives a final inspection to his train before departing the Bristol Yard and into Tennessee.