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Photo ID: 655922

Former Southern Rwy GP38-2, 5068, leads an eastbound coal train under the classic N&W CPL's at Switchback, WV.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Switchback, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 5068
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1990


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By: Steve Hutchison

Added: Apr 24, 2018

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Photo ID: 563541

After being called out of Bluefield to assist the 83G climb the Elkhorn Grade after breaking a knuckle at Switchback, Norfolk Southern's "Lehigh Valley" and "Nickel Plate" heri... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Switchback, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8102
Train ID: NS J5V
Photo Date: January 16, 2016


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By: Hunter Richardson

Added: Jan 28, 2016

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Photo ID: 550671

Running on home rails, the Norfolk & Western Heritage Unit, along with two other NS units, shoves hard on the rear of loaded NS coal train 83J as they climb Elkhorn Grade through Switchback, West ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Switchback, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 8103
Train ID: 83J
Photo Date: April 25, 2015


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By: Nolan Majcher

Added: Oct 18, 2015

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Photo ID: 550582

18M passes through Switchback, despite having 8 units up front, only the front 3 are online. The 3 online units have their hands full, in full notch 8 and barely above walking speed, as the 7100 f... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Switchback, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9520
Train ID: NS 18M
Photo Date: October 17, 2015


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By: Billy Hager

Added: Oct 18, 2015

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Photo ID: 532241

In a drizzling summer rain, a pair of Norfolk Southern's Heritage Units shove a loaded eastbound coal drag upgrade as they lean into a super elevated curve at Switchback.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Switchback, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8100
Train ID: NS J47
Photo Date: May 21, 2015


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By: Hunter Richardson

Added: May 25, 2015

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Photo ID: 504943

Southern Belle leads 18M past Switchback on its way to Bluefield.

Railroad: Kansas City Southern Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Switchback, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: KCS 4836
Train ID: NS 18M
Photo Date: October 29, 2014


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By: Michael Biehn

Added: Nov 03, 2014

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Photo ID: 502903

The "infamous" Elkhorn Grade (which is very apparent here) has this old warrior down to a crawl on a beautiful fall afternoon along the Pokey in southern West Virginia. Next up, Coaldale... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9 (Dash 9-40C)
Location: Switchback, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8799
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 2014


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By: David Price

Added: Oct 20, 2014

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Photo ID: 470026

NS SD60 6661 leads 4 other units with a loaded coal train through Switchback, WV

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Switchback, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6661
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 15, 2013


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By: Troy Nolen

Added: Feb 15, 2014

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Photo ID: 469777

Ascending Elkhorn grade in the final minutes of daylight, a pair of NS C40-9W's drag 100 loads of Appalachian mined coal over the N&W mainline toward Bluefield. Snow and cold temperatures have mad... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Switchback, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9595
Train ID: NS 83K
Photo Date: February 12, 2014


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Feb 12, 2014

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Photo ID: 468992

On a rainy, humid day along the Pocahontas District, a clean GE leads an eastbound coal train through the crossover near Crozier as it assaults the Elkhorn Grade. Notice the signal reflecting off ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Switchback, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9210
Train ID: NS 83G
Photo Date: June 24, 2013


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By: Hunter Richardson

Added: Feb 05, 2014

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Photo ID: 467278

A trio of GE's lead an eastbound coal drag up the Elkhorn Grade as it knocks down the signal in Switchback on the Pocahontas District.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Switchback, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8938
Train ID: NS 762
Photo Date: January 04, 2014


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By: Hunter Richardson

Added: Jan 23, 2014

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Photo ID: 467141

With heavy snow still falling and gusty winds cutting through the valley. NS 83J stops short of CP Switchback to sweep up a cut of hoppers before continuing towards Bluefield.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Switchback, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9788
Train ID: NS 83J
Photo Date: January 21, 2014


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By: BT&WA Dispatcher

Added: Jan 22, 2014

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Photo ID: 464534

Struggling hard up the Elkhorn Grade, two veteran GE's lead 762 as it knocks down the signal at Switchback.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Switchback, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8714
Train ID: NS 762
Photo Date: December 20, 2013


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By: Hunter Richardson

Added: Jan 01, 2014

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Photo ID: 464117

With sanders going and locomotives in notch-8, No. 776 tackles Elkhorn Grade in Switchback, W.Va., led by NS's Central of New Jersey heritage unit. The train weighing just over 15,000 tons is down... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Switchback, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1071
Train ID: NS 776
Photo Date: December 23, 2013


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By: Samuel Phillips

Added: Dec 29, 2013

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Photo ID: 459950

A pair of ES44AC's pushing hard upgrade with a loaded coal train at Switchback, WV

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Switchback, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8115
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 26, 2013


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By: Troy Nolen

Added: Nov 25, 2013

Views: 1,361
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Favorited: 4

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