The empty Rock Runner runs through the "ICE Cavern" towards Millville, WV, as freezing rain coats the dormant trees on Virginus Island. The Approach signal replaced a B&O signal (located 1/2 mile ... (more)
"The little engine's that couldn't!" Underpowered and out of time, the Shenandoah bound Wheeling Grain Train ties down at Bentonville, Virginia. Three of Wheelings paint scheme's are represented i... (more)
Another load for the power plant at Homer City, Pennsylvania, I believe.
NS 112 with a former Conrail SD70 leader, pulls out of the diamond dip at Charles Town bound for Roanoke.
An eastbound coal drag powered by two of CSX's many AC44 locomotives, passes through Marc Rail's Metropolitan Grove commuter station.
Intermodal 203 bound for Atlanta runs the H-Line at Ranson, West Virginia. This route is one section of NS's Cresent Corridor that is in the process of developing into a major north-south intermod... (more)
It's 7:30 in the morning and the power for the "Sand Man" gets ready for the run to Winchester, Virginia.
The westbound Sand Man runs the main through CSX's Winchester Yard passing CSX power that arrived earlier in the day on CSX train D790 from Brunswick, Maryland.
The Sand Man passes the Clearbrook Feed Mill. This mill is one of two along the W&W Virginia Division.
After setting off the loaded sand cars, the Sand Man ran light to Clearbrook where 19 empty sand hoppers were picked up to be taken back to Gore.
After running CSX trackage through Winchester, the now northbound Sand Man re-enters the WW at CV connection (Cumberland Valley). This is where the Hagerstown line begins and is where the loaded s... (more)
WW 445 smokes up past the Virginia Apple Storage warehouse for the final 1/2 mile trek before entering CSX's Shenandoah Sub for the run through Winchester.
Working east, the Sand Man pulls hard out of a short 2% climb into a much gentler grade of about .5%
East out of Hayfield the Sand Man climbs a 1% grade towards Round Hill.
Rural Virginia runnin.