2 light motors enter Bluefield, VA with a blanket of fog hanging over the mountain in the background.
A lone GEVO and 25 empties make up NS 83A today as the train crosses a trestle on the Dry Fork branch near Amonate, VA
NS 15T waits patiently as NS 16T approaches.
NS 8151 leads 175-25 under the new cantilever at CP146 on its way west out of Columbus.
After a fuel stop at Danville the NS Monongahela heritage unit leads 143 south.
While we were waiting for the UP passenger shuttle to return from a few miles west this westbound “unlimited power” consist rolled by. We had already gotten it in Longview but they didn’t have th... (more)
Rolling into the big curve downtown another of thousands of trains is about enter into the labyrinth of southern West Virginia’s convoluted mountains and rivers. Until now I had not noticed the r... (more)
NS 9774 leads 305-23 along the Western Branch and out of downtown Columbus.
NS 7628 leads a stack train under the Pennsy CPL bridge in Fostoria.
Tied down in the evening, the local crew has run out of time. They’ll bus out from Bristol in the AM. Note to modelers, on the local the caboose (if there is one) can end up anywhere, at least ... (more)
As the day comes to an end, the sound of dynamic breaks echo through the town as 195 crosses the Dan River on the way north.
Appropriate for this Easter weekend, a helper set passes a church in Tip Top, VA on the Clinch Valley district. The helpers would head to Gillespie to wait for the 821 and shove west.
C39-8 8680 leads U23B 3957, GP38-2 5052 and GP38AC 4118 on a coal drag into Bluefield, where the four units pushing on the rear will be dropped off.
Illuminated by street lights, new and old crew exchange information directly west of Fort Wayne yard.