Headed by the popular A-B-B-A set of F Units, the NS Office Car Special zips east through Mitiwanga, backed by a beautiful fall sunset.
In a scene straight out of the 1950's, NS's beautiful tuxedo F9's highball under the wooden bridge at Lula on their way back to Altoona.
The OCS tied down on the 14 track in Toledo waiting their next run.
Galesburg RR Days.
The sun sets on day one of the NS "Blue Ribbon Special" at Linwood Yard after a day of running from Atlanta. Photo copyright Norfolk Southern Corporation.
Arriving in Bluefield from the east, we pace NS 952 as she brings Virginia Division employees to the end of their AM run from Roanoke to Bluefield.
The Blue Ribbon Special from Bluefield twists through an S curve east of Welch. The train will transport Pocahontas Division employees across the Heartland Corridor to Williamson before deadheadin... (more)
The NS Blue Ribbon Special, follows the path cut by the Tug Fork River through the rural hamlet of Merrimac W.Va.
Charging through Welch, the NS OCS makes good time as she nears the halfway point between Bluefield and Williamson.
Observing a speed restriction through Norfork, the westbound NS OCS catches the first and last glimpse of sunlight for the day as she makes her scenic commute along the unique NS Pocahontas Distri... (more)
Arriving from the east, NS 952 travels through Bluefield Yard. The train will make a 30 minute stop at the depot to unload officials from the Virginia Division before continuing west to Williamson... (more)
Nearing the completion of it's morning run from Roanoke, NS 952 snakes through the S curve just east of CP "Blake".
The OCS leaves the Pocahontas Distrist and enters the Kenova District at "Gate." The rock wall of the "cut through" can be seen in the background.
The OCS gets a fresh crew in Williamson after making a run from Bluefield.
With vivid colors indicating an approaching fall peak, NS 952 rumbles west through a scenic cut west of Oakvale, enroute to Bluefield, Williamson, and ultimately Portsmouth by evening.