After a brief crew change, NS 393 lead by Wabash heritage unit #1070 rolls out of Bluefield, WV on the afternoon of March 7, 2021. Standing at 125 feet tall, the coaling tower in the background wa... (more)
"Follow the Flag": Originally a Class 1 railroad that served Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri and the province of Ontario, Canada, the Wabash railroad was a major freigh... (more)
NS Wabash heritage unit #1070 hauling train 393 pulls into Bluefield, WV on the morning of March 7, 2021. Meanwhile, an NS conductor, surrounded by empty coal hoppers awaiting a ride, radios and s... (more)
Having arrived to the east end of the Bluefield, WV yards, NS 393, lead by Wabash heritage unit #1070, creeps its way along the southside main on March 7, 2021. In June 1952, the N&W began constru... (more)
NS Wabash heritage unit #1070 passes through an S curve outside of Ingleside, WV on March 7, 2021 hauling NS train 393.
There are lots of S curves to be had on the far western end of the Christiansburg District as NS Wabash heritage unit #1070 leads NS 393 to Bluefield, WV on March 7, 2021 outside of Ingleside, WV.... (more)
NS 393, with Wabash heritage unit #1070 leading, flies west along Norfolk Southern's Christiansburg District outside of Glen Lyn, VA on March 7, 2021. Zoom pan at 1/13th a second.
"Sunbathing in Bluefield": Higginbotham's Summit - 363.3 miles from Norfolk at the top of a 1.0 percent grade when the N&W arrived in 1882-1883 while forming its lines west of the New Ri... (more)
Norfolk Southern SD70ACe #1101 speeds east at CP Glen Lyn on the late afternoon of February 20, 2021 as a westbound manifest freight occupies the southside main.
This piece of railroad was orig... (more)
Norfolk Southern ES44DC #7594 hustles east past an old church near Eckman, WV on February 20, 2021 with its manifest train enroute for Bluefield, WV on the former N&W Pocahontas Division.
"The Heart of the Nation's Coal Bin" - Welch, West Virginia: Nestled deep in the heart of southern West Virginia lies the city of Welch. Founded in 1893 and named after Isaiah Welch, a f... (more)
On her knees, NS #4321, new paint job and all, is giving all she's worth climbing Christiansburg Mountain in the late afternoon light of February 7, 2021 along NS' Christiansburg District.
Norfolk Southern 8061 and 7701 speed east under the former Norfolk & Western coaling tower at Vicker along Crab Creek with a short manifest train on February 7, 2021
Passing through Pembroke, VA, NS 393 slithers west to Bluefield, WV past an old N&W concrete structure on the snowy morning of February 7, 2021.
A friendly horse eyes the photographer on the morning of February 7, 2021 as an eastbound intermodal descends Christiansburg mountain on Norfolk Southern's Christiansburg District outside of Shaws... (more)