Criticism aside, it is still very cool to see what these queens of steam look like undressed. Here is a look at C&O 1309's firebox inside the shops at the WMSR during a recent tour.
Coming across the beautiful Kanawha River, NS 047 is just a few miles into the near 800 mile journey to the next show in Pennsylvania as it will cover many miles of 'virgin rails' for the circus t... (more)
Several CSX locomotives now wear Heritage emblems
on their cabs, here's 3010 with hers.
Behind the Scenes In preparation for a photo charter, the WMSR crew starts the day preparing the passenger train (to follow the steam photo freight) on the yard lead at Ridgeley.
Leading the "Red Unit" of the Ringling Brothers Circus train. CSX 5343 heads east along the former Virginian Railway as it passes by one of several coal load outs located on the line.
NS 189 departs a barren Bluefield Yard with the classy Nickel Plate heritage locomotive on the point. Once a bustling coal hub, the yard plays host to a few cuts of stored cars and three helper lo... (more)
A R.J. Corman crew runs a freshly loaded train down to the junction for CSX pick up later on.
CSXT GE AC6000CW #655 leads an empty coal train past the depot in Thurmond, WV.
Leading the "Red Unit" of the Ringling Brothers Circus train. CSX 3259 heads west along the former Virginian Railway.
188 leaves Williamson after a recrew behind a CP leader, and several other units trailing behind.
J66 has just swapped crews and sits on the main across from the Bluefield Locomotive Shops, ready to head back West. Leading is the Norfolk & Western heritage unit, which has became familiar to th... (more)
Light power set 83J rolls West through Bluestone, meeting the 95W stopped waiting to take the crossover.
Eastbound loaded coal train 83E exits Twin Branch #2 and crosses the Tug Fork.
A South Bound NS Freight Train led by a very clean leader #2504 crosses the Potomac River at Shepherdstown, WV, with the Engineer giving a friendly wave.
744, loads for Duke Power in North Carolina, sits tied down in Williamson Yard among various other trains on a mild April morning.