A southbound unit coal train mushes through fresh snow at Ocoonita, VA. Newer AC-motored units would soon take over the coal train assignments on this, and other routes. The train originated at Lo... (more)
A northbound empty hopper train rolls through fall colors at Hubbard Springs, VA, on CSX's ex-L&N Cumberland Valley Division. The train is en route from Erwin, TN to Loyall, KY. Today, this route ... (more)
The 1995 edition of the former Clinchfield Santa train eases along the main a couple of miles north of Ft. Blackmore, VA. At the time, goodies were still thrown off en route, which explains the ga... (more)
A westbound Norfolk Southern freight pops out of Montgomery Tunnel where it is immediately photographed by several dozen people. No, there is nothing special about this train -- everyone was waiti... (more)
Let there be Sun!
On the morning of the first day, May 7th, 2016, in Webster, VA, there was steam. And, behold, I saw what Roanoke had made, and it was very good. Norfolk & Western's J-... (more)
Something red and something once a threat to NS leads the westbound manifest bound for Birmingham.
OVER/UNDER FEATURING THE "QUEEN OF STEAM"!
A few lucky photographers got the opportunity to catch a very special moment while photographing the N&W 611. While waiting for the &... (more)
A Blast from the Past
Norfolk & Western's venerable J-class No. 611 leads "the Pelican" through Wabun, VA on native rails ducking the still active ROW of the former Virginian on... (more)
A look through the trees at the James River Trestle.
A CP leader leads a manifest through Plum Creek.
The Norfolk & Western Class J 4-8-4 #611 winds its way up Christiansburg Grade as a westbound intermodal train heads toward Radford, Virginia.
The stored units and various types of freight cars in the yards at Roanoke provide leading lines into the Roanoke skyline, what little of one there is.
The Virginia extension of the Northeast Regional departs Lynchburg.
Surrounded by the lush greens of spring leaves, Norfolk and Western Class J #611 is working upgrade at the classic coaling tower in Vicker, Va. with the eastbound 'Pelican.'