One of the problems in operating the Amtrak Cardinal over the old North Mountain Subdivision of CSX (today, the Buckingham Branch RR) are the meets with westbound empty hopper trains. Here, number... (more)
Westbound P051 charges through rural Virginia on it's journey to Clifton Forge and points west on the C&O.
On the old route of the C&O's George Washington, FFV and Sportsman---the westbound Cardinal crosses the broad expanse of the Shenandoah Valley as it approaches the climb up to North Mountain. This... (more)