The sun is setting on another day, and a most unusual sight is seen here at Doswell. Apparently the locomotive at right ran out of fuel along it's journey within the last 48 hours, and was set out... (more)
Waiting to be added to tonight's train 3, the westbound "Pocahontas"
In this late afternoon perspective, NS "First Responders" SD60E 911. built by Juniata in Altoona, PA; trails an Operation Lifesaver SD40-2 en route to Appalachia, Virginia. NS train 961 ... (more)
With the temperature hitting 90 degrees Fahrenheit, NS 911 is spotted up in Natural Tunnel for the annual Railroad Days event. Visitation to the tunnel was quite heavy, despite the heat and humidi... (more)
Tied down on the night before it's big guest appearance for the Railroad Day at Natural Tunnel State Park, NS First Responders SD60E 911 sits in Appalachia Yard next to a string of empty hoppers.
Norfolk Southern's "Honoring First Responders" unit, SD60E number 9-1-1, and Operation Lifesaver SD40-2 number 3501 passes through Natural Tunnel near Duffield, Virginia. The tunnel was ... (more)
With the Conrail heritage unit on the point, freight train 170 heads east through the town of Dublin as it passes the classic N&W CPL's at Wysor.
An eastbound CSX unit coal train coils out of Natural Tunnel (out of sight here) on NS trackage rights. The lead SD40-2 was one of several rebuilt EMDs CSX added to the roster during this time. So... (more)
The fall colors were particularly vivid at Fremont, VA on this day in 1998. A southbound unit coal train out of Shelby, KY passes the closed remains of a small coal loading facility.
August 3, 1991: The cows in this field just east of Occonita, VA, on the former L&N Cumberland Valley Division main of CSX, are totally disinterested in Extra 8130 South. In fact, the white face o... (more)
October 23, 1999: A CSX coal train eases through the siding at the north end of the yard at Dante, VA. The Union Baptist Church has always been an iconic Clinchfield photo "prop" for an ... (more)
Steam on the Blue Ridge District
N&W 611 is leading the morning excursion from Roanoke as it heads through Webster Virginia. Drowned out by the cloud of smoke is a pair of orig... (more)
N&W 611 Splitting the CPL's
N&W 611 put on quite a show for the dozens trackside in Villamont as the steam excursion split the orignal N&W CPL's.
Climbing Christiansburg Grade near Shawsville, Virginia, N&W J Class 611 puts on a magnificent show as it marches along home rails.