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Photo ID: 553908

Well...that can't be good

It seems the 2% grades of the Princeton-Deepwater District have taken a toll on U85, today's train being one of the last of the ex-VGN hill runs. As the tr... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Clarks Gap, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8135
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: September 27, 2015


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By: Michael Sullivan

Added: Nov 10, 2015

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Photo ID: 553769

Classic Covel

With the news of the Elmore to Kellysville section of the ex-Virginian P-D District being shut down in favor of the lower-grade Guyandot River Branch, the days of 2... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Covel, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8135
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: September 27, 2015


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By: Michael Sullivan

Added: Nov 09, 2015

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Photo ID: 548353

Coming downgrade in full dynamics,, U85 works eastbound toward Princeton and across the tallest trestle on the former Virginian Railway main line to Elmore, West Virginia. In less than a week, th... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Kegley, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9422
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: September 26, 2015


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By: Hunter Richardson

Added: Sep 28, 2015

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Photo ID: 548316

NS Hill Run U85 soars 200 feet above Kegley, WV on the Black Lick Trestle, located at milepost 344.4 of the former Virginian Railway Princeton-Deepwater District. This line is being mothballed on ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Kegley, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9422
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: September 26, 2015


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By: Chip Allen

Added: Sep 28, 2015

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Photo ID: 548315

On the last weekend of operations on the ex-Virginian Princeton-Deepwater District, a single hill run operated between Elmore and Princeton with two engines out front and 100 loads behind. Here, t... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Matoaka, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9422
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: September 26, 2015


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By: Chip Allen

Added: Sep 28, 2015

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Photo ID: 548237

Coming downgrade in full dynamics, U85 works eastbound toward Princeton and across the tallest trestle on the former Virginian Railway main line to Elmore, WV. In less than a week, this scene wil... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Kegley, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9422
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: September 26, 2015


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By: Hunter Richardson

Added: Sep 28, 2015

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Photo ID: 548198

A Hill Run lugs coal up to the summit of the ex-Virginia in Clark's Gap. This was the second run of the day, and would be combined with cars from a morning run to make a huge train to send east. I... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Bud, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8127
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: September 24, 2015


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By: GeoffLassahn

Added: Sep 27, 2015

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Photo ID: 548100

On the former Virginian Railway, an eastbound loaded coal train bound for Princeton has just climbed the steep grade to Clarks Gap. At Clarks Gap, the trains pushers were removed and sent back li... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Matoaka, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9422
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: September 26, 2015


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By: Hunter Richardson

Added: Sep 26, 2015

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Photo ID: 547893

The first "hill job" of the morning exits Tunnel #12 and crosses the high trestle at Micajah, WV on this beautiful fall morning. Scenes like this will be gone after the October 1st shut... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Micajah, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8127
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: September 24, 2015


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By: Grady F. McKinley

Added: Sep 25, 2015

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Photo ID: 466028

Pocahontas Division train U85 is seen soaring high above Gooney Otter Hollow as it crosses the former Virginian Railway curved trestle at Garwood, WV. The loco set is returning downhill to Elmore... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Garwood, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1073
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: January 12, 2014


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By: Norfolk Southern Corp

Added: Jan 12, 2014

Views: 10,150
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Photo ID: 455775

On a stunningly beautiful Autumn afternoon, hill-run job No. U85 struggles upgrade across massive Garwood Trestle along the former Virginian Railway east of Mullens, W.Va. The scenery in this terr... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES40DC
Location: Garwood, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 7543
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: October 20, 2013


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By: Samuel Phillips

Added: Oct 20, 2013

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Photo ID: 281701

A long string of mtys is tied down at Clarks Gap siding on a blustery spring day.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES40DC
Location: Algonquin, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 7621
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: April 22, 2009


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Apr 27, 2009

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Photo ID: 281645

With the lead motor almost out of fuel and headed east while loaded, U85 awaits a power swap with U86 coming up the hill from Matoaka.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Weyanoke, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9784
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Apr 27, 2009

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Photo ID: 205819

After setting its first cut of coal off at Clarks Gap, a Hill Run and its helper head back to Elmore Yard for another cut. Note the old Virginian signal at Algonquin in the distance.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Clarks Gap, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9594
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: October 10, 2007


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By: Rich Borkowski

Added: Oct 11, 2007

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Photo ID: 205818

Hill Run U85 soars over Garwood Trestle with another 40 car cut of coal for Clarks Gap. Shoving on the rear are a NS C40-8, ex-CR SD60I and a BNSF C44-9W. The supports from the Virginian's ele... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Garwood, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9594
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: October 10, 2007


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By: Rich Borkowski

Added: Oct 11, 2007

Views: 3,354
Comments: 1

Favorited: 3
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