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Chesapeake Western
Solely the CW Past and Present. July 5, 1895 CW moved its first load of freight and although its existence is merely on paper today, its roots run deep. 122 years and still moving freight. The CW operates as a subsidiary of Norfolk Southern.
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Photo ID: 616230

Bridge out! Where? To look at this picture no one would think that approximately 55 hours prior, 5 loaded grain cars derailed and completely wiped out the previous bridge and spilled all their con... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: C45ACCTE
Location: Harrisonburg, United States
Locomotive #: 5474
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 10, 2017


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Added: May 11, 2017

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Photo ID: 616209

While these sitting locomotives look common, events about a mile behind them are not. While bringing in loaded gran cars to Harrisonburg, 5 cars in this consist hit the ground and in the process ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5474
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 08, 2017


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By: Steve Wilt

Added: May 10, 2017

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Photo ID: 616021

Less than 20 hours after Chesapeake Western's "Hot 70 car Grainer" had a car jump the track in "Boiler curve" some 20 cars behind the diamond, which then struck the trestle over Black's Run. The... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: C45ACCTE
Location: Harrisonburg, United States
Locomotive #: 5474
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 08, 2017


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Added: May 09, 2017

Views: 10,780
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Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 615938

As this grain train was arriving in Harrisonburg, Virginia today, an unfortunate derail occurred with several loaded grain cars hitting the ground. Traffic was blocked on the nearby Route 11 for ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ET44AC
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5474
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 08, 2017


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By: Steve Wilt

Added: May 08, 2017

Views: 8,874
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Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 611692

Oh the diesel history captured in this photo! They served well for many years but for most of them time has run out. This was just some of the units stored in the former Virginian Railway yard in... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD35
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Southern 3032
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1985


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By: Steve Hutchison

Added: Mar 30, 2017

Views: 7,189
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Photo ID: 611342

Chesapeake Western's V94 (Broadway) train is tied down in the Monger's siding for the weekend. Other than CW's current office (the building just to the right of the loco out of the shot) the remai... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 9195
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 2017


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Added: Mar 27, 2017

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Photo ID: 601695

N&W #41 (Formerly Chesapeake Western #11) is pulling the Candy Cane Express out of the yard, carrying parents and their little ones on a short ride up to Shaffer's Crossing and back. Thanks to the... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Alco T6
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 41
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 2016


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Added: Jan 04, 2017

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Photo ID: 600929

Chesapeake Western's crew, V94, is seen here just south of mile post 107 on the former Southern "Manassas to Harrisonburg " branch line is returning from Broadway with a small string of ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Linville, VA, United States
Locomotive #: 9831
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 2016


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Added: Dec 29, 2016

Views: 755
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Photo ID: 598698

2016 was the year for NS Heritage units on the Chesapeake Western. Seen here, the second heritage unit to date on the CW, Central of Georgia is awaiting track warrant to take its 78 grain empties ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Harrisonburg, United States
Locomotive #: 8101
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 2016


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Added: Dec 08, 2016

Views: 917
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 598361

Norfolk Southern SD70ACe #1040 is seen with a string of grain hopper cars on the Mongers Building Supply siding in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1040
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 03, 2016


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By: Steve Wilt

Added: Dec 04, 2016

Views: 927
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Photo ID: 597685

A Pilgrim's weekend, with CW's yard downtown full of boxcars and grain cars, the yard crew has tied down their unit here at the Pilgrim's Pride feed mill. Offering up a rare photo opt and a name f... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD60E
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 7005
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 26, 2016


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Added: Nov 28, 2016

Views: 1,294
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Photo ID: 595725

The inner change at Pleasant Valley. Chesapeake & Western in the NS 7005 is preparing to pick up SVRR's 7 loaded soy cars. Shortly after that move SVRR in the B&O 6512 will pull back out on the m... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD60E
Location: Pleasant Valley, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 7005
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 2016


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Added: Nov 10, 2016

Views: 1,145
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 586071

The Chesapeake Western Railway depot and office building in downtown Harrisonburg, VA. Built in 1913, the offices occupied the 2nd floor. The station was on the first floor and freight was handled... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake Western
Locomotive: NA
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NA
Train ID: NA
Photo Date: August, 2016


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By: Jon Wright

Added: Aug 16, 2016

Views: 1,392
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Photo ID: 585966

NS 4000 sits in the yard track awaiting the rest of it's train to return along the Chesapeake Western trackage in the valley.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE AC44C6M
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 4000
Train ID: NA
Photo Date: August 25, 2016


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By: Jon Wright

Added: Aug 15, 2016

Views: 1,598
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Photo ID: 585719

Norfolk Southern #4000 is seen tied down for the weekend in the Chesapeake Western yard in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE AC44C6M
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 4000
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 12, 2016


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By: Steve Wilt

Added: Aug 13, 2016

Views: 1,567
Comments: 1

Favorited: 5

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