Back in April 1991 I drove up to Big Stone Heights to get this shot of an eastbound CSX coal train coiling over the bridge and onto Norfolk Southern trackage at Big Stone Gap. The business distric... (more)
Nineteen days into 1987 at Big Stone Gap, VA: As the light of the day fades into the nocturne, two NS SD40-2s idle in the old passing track awaiting the next pusher assignment to Watkins, VA. The ... (more)
June 14, 1987: Even though this is now a Norfolk Southern operation, the daily "C" train is led by a classic Southern Railway GP38-2 this evening. The train has just passed the control p... (more)
NS 911 enters Shenandoah yard with a historic lash-up.
With the First Responders unit and the Veterans Unit leading the way, 068 enters Roanoke with a train full of passenger coaches, the exhibit car, and a gondola full of coal.
Norfolk Southern's "Honoring First Responders" and "Honoring our Veterans" SD60E's lead NS 068 past the classic N&W CPL and some ancient code line standing guard at Stones Mill... (more)
Phase I heritage unit #156 is seen on the point of NE Regional Train P084 out of Norfolk, Virginia on this warm September morning.
8 engines + 15 cars = today's 38Q
Westbound empties climb Christiansburg Mountain at Shawsville behind a C39/SD60 duo.
Here's one of the more exotic consists I was able to capture during my early days of shooting around Roanoke. NS 147 heads west through Shawsville behind a typical NS leader, followed by CNW 4551 ... (more)
A northbound is lit to proceed at Summit on the former Norfolk and Western H Line in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
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A large local led by NS 7012 crosses the trestle at Compton during an early morning run through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.
The stillness in the middle of the night is deafening along the floor of the famous Shenandoah Valley. The roar of bugs chirping or local wildlife calling out can ... (more)
With a gloomy evening sky overhead, the pushers from U71 pause on a bridge over Lester Fork after cutting off from the train, and await a signal indication at Hurley. The Old Sulphur Springs Old R... (more)