A mere 2 minutes earlier and one of the most amazing glint shots I had ever had the chance of taking would have been in place! A late evening coal drag makes its way eastbound approaching Riversid... (more)
Running parallel to US highway 460 through Lafayette, the afternoon "Pocahontas" excursion train passes hundreds of trackside fans and spectators.
Cruising down the former Virginian Railway mainline through Lafayette, Virginia, train number 18M is nearing Roanoke with the Norfolk and Western heritage unit leading the way. 18M is a daily mixe... (more)
After a long day chasing N&W 611, the three of us head West towards home and decided to stop to grab a shot of these two manifest freights meeting at Kumis control point.
On a gorgeous December Afternoon, NS empty grain train 51R is seen heading west on the Christiansburg Division with a squeaky clean BNSF on point.
The NS 37Q heads west out of Roanoke.
The NS 233 rolls west through Elliston while putting on a nice smoke show.
The NS 39Q rolls west through Elliston side by side with the NS 233.
NS 758 with the NKP heritage unit in trail rolls eastbound on the former Virginian Railway mainline past a picturesque farm seen at CP Kumis east of Elliston, VA.
This unusual crossing signal still works correctly at an apparently unused private crossing. The lights did go out when a westbound freight approached.
Do not try this at home.
Thanks to Gary Mullis for the directions to this location!!!. See EXIF data for shot details.
Former Conrail Dash-8 leads a long coal train past the siding at Kumis on the old Virginian Rwy. * If you look about 15 cars back you can really see lots of coal dust blowing off cars.*