New SD40-2 3585 wore the then-new Family Lines paint scheme as it rolled through Tacoma, Va in 1978 on the point of a Loyall, KY to St. Paul, VA coal train. The new power looked great, but it sign... (more)
Running in reverse, the Virginian heritage unit is working a mine run out of Norton. The crew is pulling ten loaded hoppers from the small coal spur at Mineral, just west of Tacoma.
Running in reverse, the Virginian heritage unit is working a mine run out of Norton. Here, the crew has tied onto about a dozen Top Gon empties to take back toward Norton for loading.
After the creation of NS in 1982, a decision was made to connect the west end of the old Interstate Miller Yard line (Southern's property) to the N&W Clinch Valley District main at Tacoma--where t... (more)
Running on N&W trackage rights, an L&N westbound empty unit train waits in the CTC-controlled siding at Tacoma for an eastbound N&W coal train out of Norton. This was the only meeting point betwee... (more)
Early in the morning, an eastbound Seaboard System unit coal train behind three new SD50s continues toward St. Paul, VA after a meet with a westbound N&W empty train.
This photo, taken by the late Hank Stuart, Jr., was taken at Tacoma, VA, on the Interstate's main line from Norton to Miller Yard, VA. The two colorful RS-3s on this "Hill Crew" are handling a rou... (more)
With heritage engines 8114 (NS) and 8105 (Interstate) doing the honors, NS Norton Shifter U4N works eastbound at Tacoma with a short train of coal loads to be set out at the Tacoma Storage track t... (more)
An eastbound N&W coal train winds along old U.S. Alternate 58 between Tacoma and Coeburn. In the background is Lonesome Pine International Raceway. The rail line crossing behind the sign in the ba... (more)
A westbound Seaboard System trackage rights empty hopper train rolls through Tacoma, VA (on the N&W) en route from St. Paul, VA to Loyall, KY. Trios of the big SD50s were standard "big power" on t... (more)
N&W 8515 West, in the siding, is making a CTC-controlled meet with N&W 8500 East at Tacoma, VA, on the Pocahontas Division Clinch Valley District.
An L&N eastbound has been directed into the siding at Tacoma (on N&W trackage rights) to meet two N&W westbounds, the first of which is now rolling up to the absolute signal just around the curve.
Westbound N&W train heads for Norton, passing the east end of the siding at Tacoma.
A set of five GE units pull high onto the mainline at Spring to run around their empty coal train in the siding. After running around to the east end of the siding at Tacoma the train will head to... (more)
A long train of empty coal hoppers sits idle in the shadow of the Appalachians, awaiting its next move.