2016 marked the end of an era for the Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey circus and its elephants-by-rail. The elephants were removed from the circus and the company's stock cars were repositione... (more)
A cold winter evening finds NS train 381 (Dickinson, WV to Columbus, OH) passing the former T&OC depot at Pickerington on Norfolk Southern's soon to be idled West Virginia Secondary. While this po... (more)
On its annual commute from Fairfax, VA to Charleston, the Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Red Unit Circus Train traces the former NYC West Virginia Secondary along the Kanawha River south of Char... (more)
NS 380 has just arrived in Nitro from the north, sporting EMDX 2012 on the point. The 2012 General Motors Locomotive Group (EMDX) SD70ACe is a demonstrator unit that Norfolk Southern tested in mid... (more)
After departing Hobson Yard earlier in the morning, the southbound NS 380 has arrived at the Nitro Yard, sporting the exclusive EMDX 2012 Demonstrator, currently on lease to Norfolk Southern. Afte... (more)
Passing the AEP John Amos Power Plant across the Kanawha River in Winfield, EMDX 2012 leads the NS 380 south through Poca. EMDX 2012 is now roaming the rails of Norfolk Southern paying back horsep... (more)
Tied down for the night, high hood GP38-2 NS 5123 leads the NS 92Z work train.
After making set offs and pickups at Nitro, NS 380 passes Diehl's Restaurant, a family owned favorite in Nitro. While it's almost 3pm, the parking lot is nearly packed as guests enjoy home cooked ... (more)
The daily ritual.. Nitro based local, NS J1J has just returned from the Par Industrial Park with pickups for NS 381. The local serves numerous industries in Par, including a scrap yard, numerous c... (more)
My one and only 'Leap Year' catch for the next 4 years... As thunderstorms approach from the west, the crew of NS J1A has just boarded their switcher, NS 7119 and will soon depart to the south for... (more)
After making set offs at Nitro, NS 380 proceeds south at 'Kapok' on a beautiful and exceptionally mild, 60 degree February afternoon.
Built in December of 1989, NS 4626 idles on a work train, tied down in the yard at Nitro. EMD GP59's are a unique locomotive model, with Norfolk Southern being the only railroad to purchase the un... (more)
The AM Nitro Yard job idles on the WV Secondary mainline at Nitro, after switching out cars at the Institute Chemical Complex.
Idling in Nitro, a UP leader waits for northbound NS 381 to pass before making set offs in the yard at Nitro.
On an absolutely terrific fall afternoon, the day before Thanksgiving, a UP SD70M leads southbound NS 380 in Nitro.