This pleasant little train came along westbound at Max Meadows late in the afternoon. I presume that the caboose may be required for local freights in Virginia. This was my last train on the trip ... (more)
This former BNSF (Santa Fe) unit is actually classified as a GP30u now and was posed in the afternoon sun at the railroad's yard in Belton.
A Norfolk Southern GE units leads a mix of GE and EMD units on a westbound hopper train just west of Salem, Virginia.
A westbound Norfolk Southern intermodal train climbs the grade just west of Salem, Virginia.
A Norfolk Southern GE leads a Union Pacific unit on a westbound freight through Roanoke and past the marvelous Hotel Roanoke.
The Norfolk and Western big three sit together at the Virginia Transportation Museum. The lighting was difficult but I haven't seen an image of them together inside the museum shed on this website... (more)
A Norfolk Southern GE rebuild with the gray hood color scheme heads a very long westbound mixed freight just west of Duncan at Robinson Road.
An eastbound freight passes Norfolk Southern EMD SD70M 9646 that is parked with a welded rail train in Lula. This is the day that the last Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus train ran on... (more)
A good way to accomplish social distancing during COVID 19 is to go out and watch trains. This GP9 was sitting outside of the fence in Belton while the other one, 3751, pulled the northbound train... (more)
EMD SD40-3 tunnel motors 413 and 412 are northbound with empties as seen from a pedestrian overpass.
EMD SD40-3 tunnel motors 414 and 403 are southbound towards Two Harbors with a taconite train.
A rare unit, EMD SD38AC 200, leads an SD40-3 and another SD38AC on a train of empty ore jennies from Proctor to the ore docks in Duluth. There were only 15 of this model built and DM&IR had eight ... (more)
A DM&IR SD38-2 sits in morning sunlight with former tunnel motor SD40-3 units 415 and 404.
A DM&IR ore train from the Thunderbird North mine is southbound late in the afternoon behind an SD38-2 and EMD SDM 308.
B&LE SD40-3 units 901 and 902 pull northbound coal. They had picked up the train that had been left just north of KO Junction earlier.