The clouds have started to overtake the hills as NS 6708 continues its journey.
Former N&W SD40-2, 6083, leads an eastbound coal train along the New River at Glen Lyn, VA. In the background is the Glen Lyn Power Plant. Also visible are several of the bridge piers that carried... (more)
Drifting downgrade with coal cars and about to round the big curve to pick up the gentle grade of the New River for the eastbound run to Roanoke. Was it really almost thirty years ago.
Eastbound 780 passes by the now closed AEP power plant at Glen Lyn with NS 8114, the original Norfolk Southern heritage unit, leading 100 PGNX loads.
Norfolk Southern's research locomotive # 34 is tied down on the old Virginian mainline at PD Junction. This locomotive was built from an SD 35 # 1530 and contains equipment for testing track. It... (more)
NS CW40-9 8964 and an ex-Conrail CW40-8 bring Westbound Intermodal train 217 through the work limits in Glen Lyn, VA. There was a 10mph slow order from P-D Junction to Lurich because of MOW work i... (more)
NS Dash9 8932, a CSX ES44DC and an SD70M bring an Eastbound mixed freight around the power plant at Glen Lyn, VA while an SD40-2 with a work train sits in the siding. There was a 10mph slow order ... (more)
In a glorious cacophony of rod clank, exhaust, turbo whine and hooter whistle, augmented by a canopy of cinders and the acrid smell of bituminous coal smoke, valve oil, steam and wet railroad cros... (more)
NS SD70ACe 1035 leads an empty coal train around the curve at Glen Lyn, VA
An eastbound Norfolk Southern ethanol train with Canadian Pacific power climbs up the steep grade on the old Norfolk & Western main line.
Bluefield-Radford Local speeds through Glen Lyn
On a frigid morning, the engineer on eastbound manifest No. 188, begins notching out the throttle as it clears a 10 MPH slow order(in effect due to a bridge replacement project) within the quaint ... (more)
The Conrail heritage unit leads empty hopper train 825 into Glen Lyn, enroute to Bluefield and beyond for another load of coal. Photo by Casey Thomason. For more information, visit more)
N&W 8103 charges along the New River in Glen Lyn, VA on a rainy summer afternoon with 100 loads for South Boston in tow. 1/6th pacing shot
An empty coal train starts into the big curve that lassos around the Appalachia Power Company in Glen Lyn.