NS 15T Crew swapping units with NS 787. NS 22A arriving at far left for crew change.
Unusual lead locomotive for these parts
After hearing 15T calling north of Front Royal we decided to head north to the nearest bridge before an estimated meeting time. The gamble paid off and this shot was possible with quite a hike!
Bound for Birmingham, 15T is lead by a ex-conrail widecab, second unit is a "snoot" tunnel motor.
Work train 946 (tie supply) holds the siding. White paint dabs on existing ties indicate removals.
Just north of the booming I-81, Exit 7 shopping area
Train 15T with NS, TFM, and KCS power crosses trestle at Compton.
A late NS 15T eases by my school, St. James School. The NS main can be a major distraction at times for me. Check out the straight SD40 and the C39-8 trailing.
Nuthin' like ATCS in the Valley
NS 15T is southbound at Sampson having just met train 356.
NS 2697 is the leader on 15T.
About to enter yard limits
NS 15T eases past the North Jefferson interlocking and the restored N&W office building in downtown Roanoke.
A train with rabies!!! Why else would this nocturnal train that usually runs at 3 AM be making an appearance at 4 PM?