Summertime and the weather is lousy as this deadhead move passes a depot that predates NS and N&W.
The 71st annual Santa Train eases to a stop at Dante, VA---passing the old Union Baptist Church at the north end of the yard.
Recently renumbered NS B32-8's 565 and 549 lug a cut of cement hoppers over the trestle near Troutville, VA to a cement plant in Buchanan, VA
With a "Franken40" in the lead this Santa train departs southbound for more stops to distribute goodies and hopefully, better weather. The track at left is the connection to the NS westbound and ... (more)
SCL U30B 1700 has been freshly painted and will be part of a display train that will tour SCL with various rolling stock displaying the new SCL logo and lettering. The exhibition train was part o... (more)
Back in 1994, the motive power on the NS "Pokey" main was quite different than today's mix of high horsepower AC and DC units. An eastbound coal train is getting underway again after a stop at Fal... (more)
Chessie System light power rolls by the hump at Potomac Yard just before sunset.
NS ES40DC leads a mixed freight through downtown Roanoke, VA. You can see NS is reworking the trackage in an effort to speed traffic through downtown Roanoke
CSX SD40-3 4043 leads the 2013 Santa Train across the 1,091 foot Copper Creek Viaduct.
Sparkling with a new paint job, a veteran awaits local duty.
In the Golden Hour, the NS Interstate Railroad Heritage unit is seen pushing hard on the rear of the eastbound intermodal train at the east end of Kinney Yard.
After pulling a passenger consist to Bluefield, N&W 1218 turned the return trip over to N&W 611. Soon after the convention trip departed, N&W 1218 coupled up to 16 loaded coal cars and a caboose a... (more)
The Santa Train makes its way through the small Russell county town of Dante, past the Union Baptist Church as it prepares for another stop.
The Santa Train is about to enter the S-cure tunnel at McClure, with its next stop at Dante around a half-hour away.
The Santa Train soars over Copper Creek and the far shorter Norfolk Southern bridge.