After departing Bristol 20 minutes late, it is time to make up time on a beautiful spring morning pulling excursion train to Radford and return.
Coming out of the siding after an eastbound went through.
With eastbound 16T clear on the main, the westbound moves to come off the siding and continue to Bristol for a crew change. The adjacent decrepit industrial siding track still sees occasional use ... (more)
Having run around the train on the main, the local's power goes back into the siding to reassemble its cars.
With eastbound 16T clear, the local comes out of the siding and heads to Bristol past a stand of blooming Bradford pear trees.
Passing former N&W freight station.
Eastbound on a warm morning
Running parallel to West Main Street into another hot morning.
Having backed out of the siding, special is now ready to sprint to Roanoke.