After meeting 134 at Connelly Springs, NS 135 gets underway with a large battery of power. Here the locomotives are swinging around the West Connelly Springs signal, and re-entering the main line.... (more)
NS 135 is biting hard in to the grade as it climbs up the famed Southern Loops toward Andrews Geyser and High Fill.
After meeting 162 at barber, 135 continues their journey approximately 35 miles west through Conover, breaking the silence on a serene Spring day.
After several delays and breakdowns, NS 135 is working hard to make up some time and get up the mountain before her hours expire. Engines running wide open as they growl through Connelly Springs j... (more)
NS 135 struggles to bring its almost 2 mile long train up to speed after pausing to meet 134 at Claremont, and having to negotiate the tight curve at the old Newton Depot site.
NS 135 flies in to Claremont behind "Big Blue" during Winter Storm Jonas. The town is covered in a blanket of white between snow showers, and she makes a really nice contrast against the... (more)
Despite warm temperatures, spring has not yet made itself evident in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. For now, westbound manifest #135 rolls through the bare forests as it reach... (more)
NS 135 idles patiently at Old Fort for 744 to clear the switch. 135 is being led by one of the last few standard cab SD70's still in service.
Signs of Spring are starting to appear in the mountains, but winter reminds us that it's far from over as 135 passes a partially frozen Andrew's Geyser.
Under the cover of darkness the "First Responders" unit leads NS 135 out of Asheville for it's run across the river line to Morristown, TN and eventually Knoxville.
135 completes it's 139 mile run across the Asheville District with the First Responders unit leading the way. The moon was a nice touch.
Norfolk Southern's "Honoring First Responders" SD60E leads NS train 135 around the lower loop of High Fill on a beautiful February afternoon in western North Carolina.
NS 135 rolls out of Linwood Yard with a signature NS consist of black and white GEs.
The remains of winter storm Jonas have Ridgecrest under a blanket of fresh powder as 135 completes its climb up the Blue Ridge on a beautiful winter afternoon.
NS 135 comes up the hill at five row. He had 2 passenger cars on the back end of the train.