Southern 4501 eastbound on a roundtrip Bristol Va to Radford Va excursion
The Southern 4501 steams her way through the small community of Groseclose Virginia putting on a nice show after the morning rain showers.
Southern 4501 continues its march westbound back to Bristol as it heads around the sweeping curve at Wytheville
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)
Amtrak's Northeast Regional to Lynchburg has just cleared the Buena signal, visible at the rear of the train