Westbound close to sunset
Thirty years after the Norfolk & Western became part of the Norfolk Southern, its image lives on. For that matter, diesels notwithstanding, this is still a "whistle" post.
Back when intermodal trains often consisted of trailers, rather than containers
The desert sun has morphed the Super Fleet red into pink
Passing through the Amish farms east of Strasburg
Different power on today's eastbound "Pennsylvanian"
Regional to Lynchburg passing the NS yard
Passing under the former Southern Railway signal bridge on its way to Manassas
The United Railway Historical Society of New Jersey's restored observation "Hickory Creek" brings up the rear of Amtrak's "Cardinal" as it arrives at its Manassas stop.
Layers of light as the "Cardinal" passes the NS yard
Amtrak Regional heading for its Manassas stop, and points beyond, with a former "Pepsi-Can" in the lead
About to enter the tunnel underneath Anthony's Nose, the east side of the Bear Mountain bridge. Note the residue of the steam era on the cut behind the last car.