splitting the N&W CPL's at Lithia
NS 272, with an SD70 leader, turns south out of Roanoke heading for Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
As spring is just beginning this train is climbing up from the old Virginian main to the old Southern main in this small town across the river from Altavista.
Light NS power heads east through Bensenville, with an NS SD70 leading the way.
Track work is going on in Altoona as a container train heads for Horseshoe Curve. The two men looking at the train is a welding crew working on the frog of the switch.
Usually this spot is popular in the fall, but now the trees are lush with green, there's more slime and moss on the concrete valleys from the recent snow melt and heavy rains, and the graffiti is ... (more)
Two SD70s grind out of Philo with a lengthy 272.
Right after a crew change, one of the new crew members comes back out to bring the rest of their belongings into the cab.
An empty coal train with a pair of SD70's heads west at Glenvar.
The last of the fall colors are still hanging on as 11V rolls past the BE Tower at CP194
NS 380 lead by a SD70 that is in bad need of a paint job, it looks like it has been sanded, and the trucks replaced.
12N kicks off a flurry of activity on the busiest section of NS's Fort Wayne Line.
The sweet smell of the sewage is interupted by the smell of diesel exhaust from a NS SD70 heading up the ramp to the OC bridge. Thanks WhM 4 da tour.