Cresting Linden Hill behind a competitor's locomotive
GRINDING UP THE LINDEN GRADE.
NS 952 is nearing the summit of the Blue Ridge. The classic EMD F7s and trailing train turn this tranquil scene into its own passing one of the farms that dot the la... (more)
A pan shot of NW 611 with the rods down, because that's what the cool kids do.
NS 958 with N&W 611 charging up the grade in Linden, VA.
N&W 611 struggles up Linden Hill on her last excursion trip of 2016
N&W 611 rolls through the S curve at the east end of Linden.
The big spectacle of the Manassas trips was the Linden grade, where 611 was on its hands and knees crawling up the hill - almost stalling when the rails were wet on Sunday trips! Here, on June 4t... (more)
Almost to the top of Linden Hill
Pacing 1218 up to Manassas Gap, the lowest crossing of the Blue Ridge in VA, at 887 feet above sea level. On the other side of the gap is Front Royal and the Shenandoah Valley. I wonder how the ... (more)
Norfolk and Western Class J #611 pulls "The American" excursion east past Linden en route back to Manassas from Riverton Junction.
NS Office Car Special passes west by Linden after crossing the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Norfolk Southern B-line.
An intermodal train climbs the hill at Linden on NS' B-line.
TripleCrown containers and TOFC, not just RoadRailers
Cresting Linden Hill
NS 956 has crested Linden Hill, and is descending into the Shenandoah Valley.
After missing the OCS at Linden, we gave up on it and decided to wait for this westbound manifest at a great location on the scenic B-Line.