Leased power leads a high/wide move near Simpson, SC during the "troubled times" shortly after the Conrail split. NS and CSX were leasing just about anything they could get their hands on in those... (more)
NS 112 stops on Main Two between Porterfield and Singer, posing in perfect afternoon sunlight in this scene from April of 2000. Consist includes: NS 3536 (B32-8), CEFX 7093 (SD40-2), NS 2873 (GP38... (more)
The NS "class unit" for the former Conrail standard cab C40-8s leads a southbound coal train through Wirtz. NS 8300 received an early repaint, considering that Conrail had been gone less than a ye... (more)
A rack train heads north on the Winston line somewhere between Wright and Starkey with a sharp looking C36-7 leading.
Some spring color is starting to show in the mountains as an eastbound rolls through Singer on its way into Roanoke. This one is admittedly backlit, but I felt like the subject matter and location... (more)
I sure do miss these units, although they probably are not missed much by the NS Mechanical Department. Either way, they had a fierce appearance to them and it was always great catching them in ac... (more)
Empty hopper train LG1 (Kosmosdale to Madisonville) drops off the hill at Black Rock on its southward trip back to the coal mines. Today's consist includes PAL 3807 (GP38-2), PAL 2129 (GP40-2), PA... (more)
Local V74 backs into the siding at Blain (south end of Wirtz).
NS 202 heads north through Troutville as it begins its journey up the Shenandoah Valley.
LG4 passes through Summit on a pleasant summer evening with northbound coal loads traveling from McHenry, KY to LG&E's Cane Run power plant in Louisville.
Empty DODX flats out of Fort Knox head south for Paducah and points west.
Local V74 heads south on the Winston line with four cars pulled by a nice pair of second generation EMD's, both of the Southern Railway variety. NS 5058 and NS 3288 (SD40-2).
The Shenandoah Valley crew returns to Staunton after completing their work for the day.
NS 217 heads west on Main Two through Shawsville on a fine summer evening. It's always a treat to get back home to the mountains of southwest Virginia!