NS 8644 and 8711 claw there way east near Herndon on the former Virginian with 60 loads. There are two more big GE's pushing on the rear of this job on the climb toward Clarks Gap.
On the remote Buchanan Branch of the NS Pocahontas Division, an eastbound mty man out of Williamson is climbing toward the tunnel at Home Creek. Even by 1994, the distinctive ex-N&W CPLs have been... (more)
An eastbound auto rack train climbs upgrade through the twin Huger Tunnels. This is the famed Pocahontas Division main line of the former N&W.
An eastbound auto rack train climbs upgrade at the western portal of the "new" Elkhorn Tunnel at Maybeury, WV in 1993. The double track 7,110-foot bore under Flat Top Mountain replaced a tight sin... (more)
The unique cab profile of a General Electric C32-8 shows well in a view from the overpass at mile 332.6 at Ethel, Missouri, as Conrail No. 6020 leads a westbound Santa Fe freight at 4:26 p.m. on t... (more)
Eastbound on the former Virginian, in route to Linwood, NC (via the ex-SOU at Hurt). Second unit is NS 7000, one of three GP40X's on the roster at the time.
I'm not sure about the tunnel name in this shot. It's clearly marked "Vivian," but my old N&W track chart calls this Kimball Tunnel---and that's what I always thought it was. Apparently NS renamed... (more)
An eastbound rack train coils upgrade through McDowell County, WV coal country in 1992. Until 1959/60--when GP9s and RS11s finally took over completely--N&W Y-class compound 2-8-8-2s held sway on ... (more)
NS 352 heads south on the Winston line at Boones Mill behind a pair of C39-8's.
A southbound freight led by NS C39-8 #8647 passes by on the mainline as N&W 1218 is laying over in the yard at Emory Gap awaiting its return trip to Chattanooga later in the day.
Blue Ridge Mountains A Norfolk Southern coal train travels westbound east of Riverside, Virginia, on October 24, 1990.
It was always great to see color on a train as this southbound had. I like those red lights too.
Setting out at the Manassas yard. Note "E Fudd RR" in the road grime beneath the road number (as in the cartoon character Elmer Fudd)
Northbound Norfolk Southern train No. 114 crosses the Cumberland River at Burnside, Kentucky, on a hot August 23, 1992. On the point is General Electric C39-8 No. 8556.