Racing west as seen from the display caboose, between the restored passenger station and the 1857 station foreman’s House.
Westbound intermodal passes between the passenger station and the 1857 Foreman’s House.
Wealthbound Autumn Leaf excursion splits the signals just west of town along Wyndale Road.
A rebuilt GP50 rolls west taking a work train back to Bristol. These signals were short-lived, falling in 2017, replaced by PTC compatibles.
Tied down in the evening, the local crew has run out of time. They’ll bus out from Bristol in the AM. Note to modelers, on the local the caboose (if there is one) can end up anywhere, at least ... (more)
The GP50s were always trouble-prone. I remember a yard tour at Lynwood where we looked at one with a blown power assembly and our guide mentioned they were not working out well. By 2011 their numb... (more)
Trying it’s best to look like a real “hammerhead” the underappreciated, unique-to-NS B32 is hustling some cars eastbound. This was probably the V-19 local just going as far as Abingdon. The usua... (more)
Norfolk & Western "M" class No. 433 - one of two 4-8-0 "M" class survivors sits on display at Abington, VA near the original ROW of the famed Abington branch of the N&W. The line saw its last ste... (more)
Short westbound intermodal glides into downtown with a heritage locomotive that’s still beautiful despite a few paint scabs that give it some “character”.
Running westbound at this point #112 leads a big consist meeting a short eastbound freight with a “Blue”.
A caboose hop is westbound to Bristol for a work train in the morning. They are in the siding for an eastbound merchandise. It’s a shame the caboose class leader 555000 is so decrepid.
First shot of the year has been a long time coming. A mundane double stacker charging westbound toward a crew change in Bristol. But maybe the drought is broken, so I’ll take it.
The local is trundling through town with one car, caboose and three units. This specimen was in the lead.
Ten years ago, the local switches town as a westbound freight roars by. Change marches on. The feed company has apparently switched to trucks (How many says calls from NS in the last 10 years? ... (more)