Recently renumbered NS B32-8's 565 and 549 lug a cut of cement hoppers over the trestle near Troutville, VA to a cement plant in Buchanan, VA
As the idling exhaust of two C40-9W's silhouettes the single car loader at Dan's Branch industrial track, two mining officials perform a physical inspection of the empty train prior to its loading... (more)
SD70M-2 leads a coal drag by an active river loadout headed east towards the Pokey. The loadout (Argus Energy) seen to the left is slated to close December 27, a victim of coal's lesser role in t... (more)
An eastbound coal train is stopped to allow a pusher to attach to the rear when an assistant track supervisor and his laborer pass on the second main. These types of "bread truck" inspection vehic... (more)
An eastbound rack train coils upgrade through McDowell County, WV coal country in 1992. Until 1959/60--when GP9s and RS11s finally took over completely--N&W Y-class compound 2-8-8-2s held sway on ... (more)
The fog is pea soup-thick as an eastbound coal train slowly descends the East River grade through the reverse curves at Ingleside, WV. A combination of dynamic braking and good ol' Westinghouse ai... (more)
A train of Tidewater coal is still rolling through Farm, but it'll pick up a rear end pusher for the stiffer climb from here to Bluefield just around the bend. The two mains and center siding here... (more)
Back in 1994, the motive power on the NS "Pokey" main was quite different than today's mix of high horsepower AC and DC units. An eastbound coal train is getting underway again after a stop at Fal... (more)
As eastbound loaded coal train NS 766 disappears into Big Four Tunnel No. 1, NS J5M helpers led by NS' Lehigh Valley heritage ES44AC are illuminated by flash, as they grind upgrade toward Bluefiel... (more)
NS ES40DC leads a mixed freight through downtown Roanoke, VA. You can see NS is reworking the trackage in an effort to speed traffic through downtown Roanoke
Norfolk Southern(Virginian) Heritage unit number 1069 rolls Eastbound train 592 through Port Deposit, Md. on 11-24-13.
The Virginian Heritage Unit and NS train 592 pass under the old PRR signal bridge at Perryman, MD. In the background an Amtrak crew gives them a roll-by inspection.
The Virginian Heritage Unit leads NS 592, a loaded coal train from Shire Oaks, PA, as it crosses over the Susquehanna River on the NEC. It's headed for the Consul coal pier in Baltimore, MD.
Sparkling with a new paint job, a veteran awaits local duty.