Thanks to the construction efforts of the Norfolk Southern Railroad, this new vantage point of the Blue Ridge District has opened up! With a paint chipped front and clean side, P42DC number 92 lea... (more)
NS 41N eases across Cotton Mill on a blazing hot summer afternoon in central Virginia.
Amtrak Northeast Regional train 156 slowly winds around the west leg of the wye from NS's Kinney Yard to Montview yard. In the background, the train passes the former Amtrak Lynchburg Woodall road... (more)
A Variant of a Variant
GE’s original B30-7 had a 16-cylinder 3000 horsepower FDL prime mover. After manufacturing 199 of the B30-7’s, GE switched to a 12-cylinder 3000 HP, launchin... (more)
A southbound Southern Railway manifest works past the small yard in Lynchburg, Virginia on a hazy July day.
"Queen of Steam, Sky High"
N&W 611 leads NS train 958 in the quiet, early morning hours out of Lynchburg across Beaver Creek Trestle.
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With most of NS's Office Car fleet behind them, NS's famed "Show Ponies" storm through Control Point Falwell and across Liberty University Drive on their return trip North after the PGA ... (more)
On Saturday, April 9th, 2016, after having pulled “The Virginian” from Spencer, NC, N&W 611 is being prepared to turn on the former Southern Rwy/N&W wye at Montview, VA before the return trip sout... (more)
Now here's something you don't see everyday in Lynchburg, VA. Three Amtrak trains side by side by side.
Left to right... "NS 957" Lynchburg-Roanoke crew-qualifying train on a Kemper St... (more)
Two-car train in use to qualify train crews between Lynchburg, VA, and Roanoke sits quietly for the weekend at Kemper Street Station. Train is making two round trips each day Mon. - Fri for three ... (more)
Amtrak train in use qualifying train crews between Lynchburg, VA, and Roanoke crosses Campbell Avenue in Lynchburg. Train is making two round trips each day Mon. - Fri for three weeks. This is t... (more)
Even if for only a brief moment, a glimpse of what an earlier period in time looked, sounded, and smelled like transcends generations when great machines of the past come to life.
The engineer on 611 throttles up the westbound "Powhatan Arrow" as it heads back to Roanoke on the first excursion of the weekend.
After crossing over the Opossum Creek Trestle NW 611 is seen rounding the curve near Eastbrook Rd as it leads 958 east.
Operating as NS train 958, the Petersburg-bound "Cavalier" excursion train crosses the curved trestle over Eagle Creek, east of Lynchburg.