NS 135 grinds up the Loops by Andrews Geyser on a beautiful spring afternoon. They are about 20 minutes into their run up the Loops and have about 20 more to go before topping the 2.2%, 16-mile gr... (more)
The helpers for 744 rode down the mountain to Old Fort to grab cars for Asheville on the run west. Here, they're seen busting out of the rock cut south of Jarrat's Tunnel. The crew commented how t... (more)
Loaded coal train 744 has just met westbound P87 and is underway at the east end of Old Fort. The Appalachian coal is at the bottom of the descent of the Appalachians down the famous Southern Loop... (more)
In perfect morning light, an eastbound coal train thunders upgrade at Ridgecrest. In less than a minute, the head end will begin the 16-mile descent to Old Fort down the 2.2% grade through the Loo... (more)
Literally seconds after the sun has risen over the mountains to the east, Asheville-Hickory local P87 trundles by at Ridgecrest with woodchip hoppers for Old Fort in tow.
Steam returns to the Christiansburg District.... Operating on a deadhead move from Bristol to Bluefield, two freshly painted SD40-2's lead SOU 2-8-0 No. 630 on an equipment deadhead bound f... (more)
64V passes under the Front Street bridge headed for the Rockport Yard
I found this interesting locomotive in Oliver yard, near the Bywater. Apparently this leaf was built out of a former GP9 and is now a "Green" genet locomotive. Interesting colors anyways...NS 583... (more)
'Dreamsicle' on the move on an early spring day in the Shenandoah Vallwy
Heritage Unit on Home Rails: SOU(NS) 8099K leads hotshot train 204 around on of the many super elevated curves along the original Southern Railway Crescent route.
Heritage Unit on Home Rails: After waking up to a heads up of NS 204 with SOU(NS) 8009K leading, I wasted no time gaining the 30 miles the train already had on me and finally caught it here... (more)
Concluding a successful day of excursions to Radford and return.
Recently delivered ACe's 1101 with the 1100 trailing lead the 756 by the Stoneville CP.
As the sun starts to set on 21st Century Steam's first day of two in the area, TVRM's Southern Consolidation 630 works westbound through Marion past some N&W CPL's on the Pulaski District