With the sun shining bright, Southern 4501 leans into the curve and passed the N&W CPL signal mast at Wytheville
After a 3 hour stop in Radford, Southern 4501 and Southern 3170 leads the westbound Radford Rambler across the New River Trestle
Southern 4501 leads NS 956 through the mountainous region in Pulaski
After a brief stop down the track, Southern 4501 gains speed as it passes the CPL signal mast at Glade Spring for what will probably be the final time
The sun is shining and the weather is beautiful as Southern 4501 leads NS 956 eastbound passed the CPL signals at Abingdon
Southern Railway #4501 puts on a show rolling upgrade through the classic N&W CPLs at Washington.
The highest point on any direct rail route between New York City and New Orleans is about a mile ahead of the engine at this point: 2,581 feet above sea level. This famous line was built before th... (more)
Forty Five Oh One squeals around a tight curve through a cut a couple of miles east of Marion, VA.
At Glade Spring I opted for the "dark side," because I thought it looked better for a side-by-side with the old N&W position light signal. About 25 photographers were on the "sunny ... (more)
This is McMullin, VA, the top of a tough climb in both directions. The summit is about 200 yards ahead.
In the days of steam and heavy passenger trains on the Bristol Line, the big N&W J-class locomotives would frequently hit 90 MPH or more between Abingdon and Wallace---coming down Wyndale Hill (th... (more)
Southern 4501 backs up the south leg of the Bull's Gap wye. At the Bull's Gap yard, 4501 will be serviced for the return trip to Bristol.
Southern 4501 crosses the Holston River on her way to Bulls Gap.
The Southern 4501 rounds the bend outside of Marion Virginia on the first day of the Radford Rambler excursions.
On a gloomy and rainy morning, Southern 4501 leads her first mainline excursion in nearly 20 years as she rolls through the dip at CP Washington