Westbound NS manifest No. 885 was working a limestone plant at Sword Creek, VA on May 10, 1992 with C39-8s No's. 8565 and 8650. Obviously, this facility had been a coal tipple at some point, but ... (more)
Westbound NS manifest No. 885 was splitting the signals at Honaker, VA on May 10, 1992 with two C39-8s. I was intrigued with the design of these units and wish I had shot them more.
Joint NS-W&LE run thru train Z279 passes the old B&O signals at Foley as the westbound climbs Sand Patch Grade.
FCCA C39-8 #1003 and C30M-3 #1001 sit idling buy the turntable at Matucana waiting for a crew to take them and a cut of cars down to Chosica
W&LE run-through stack train Z279 with NS power approaches Rockwood in this view from the cab of the CSX Rockwood Switcher.
A C39-8 leads westbound 305 thru Fostoria.
Another eastbound coal train tied down at the South Yard on the former Virginian in South Roanoke. I know they had their share of problems, but the old C39-8s were down to earth and soulful. I sur... (more)
NS 159 heads south toward Linwood with a former Conrail C39-8 leading (ex-CR 6007).
Three Engines are viewable, the NSSX 8212 being rebuilt by the New Hope and Ivyland, 2-8-0 40 pulling around connect to the front of the train and GP30 2198 sitting behind the steamer
FCCA 1019 is being modified at the old Guadalupe Shops. It will soon become the first gas-burning engine of that railroad. FCCA has done all the engineering by itself. The new technology will avoi... (more)
We are in the middle of the night and railroaders are on duty in the Chosica shops. A reduced team of mechanics keeps ready in case anything is required from them.... (more)
Asleep before another day of hard work in the Andes, from left to right: GE C39-8 1014, ex NS GE C39-8 8604, GE C30M-3 1000.
CR 6000 leads NS train #117 into Kentucky.