N&W 611 has cleared Cooper Tunnel and begins the climb to Elkhorn Tunnel (about a mile ahead) by crossing the former N&W Bluestone Branch, beneath the trestle. Once clear of Elkhorn Tunnel #611 wi... (more)
GP38-2 No.4160, 4161, 4162 and 4163 were added to the N&W roster after the merger with Illinois Terminal. All four ex-IT GP38-2s were painted in the paint scheme exhibited by #4160.
Waiting for the high green in the westward passing siding. The caboose is an ex Wabash.
N&W 611's Inner Crosshead Bearing, Alternate View, Engineer's Side - The crosshead has been partially disassembled prior to the inner bearing being removed. This view was captured during the prep-... (more)
N&W 611's Inner Crosshead Bearing, Engineer's Side - The crosshead has been partially disassembled prior to the inner bearing being removed. This view was captured during the prep-work prior to 61... (more)
April 25, 1987: This is one of those moments I'll never forget. Bob McCracken, Jim Nichols, Max Graber, Bob Quillen and I had driven--in a heavy rain--to this point just east of Narrows, VA to wit... (more)
The late steam-era photographer Jack Fravert always told me how much better it was to shoot steam in cold and rainy weather. Here's why: On May 9, 1992 I was fortunate to be in and around Bluefiel... (more)
By this time the morning fog had burned off, and N&W 611 had blue skies for its northbound trip. Adding to the image, even the hoppers to the right are N&W.
Heading east with the rising sun, Norfolk and Western M-class #475 makes its way through the Amish countryside, bound for Paradise to pick up some revenue freight.
Tied down on the former Nickel Plate Chicago-Fort Wayne mainline.
Westbound NW freight near Arcadia
"213 DIVERGING APPROACH SHEPHERDSTOWN MAIN TO SIDING"
"12R MEETS 213" It's a very chilly 10 degrees at Shepherdstown, WV as 213 sits in the siding to meet the oncoming 12R. The venerable Norfolk and Western CPL signals stand guard both in ... (more)
"CLEAR ORION " The Norfolk and Western CPL at Shepherdstown, WV displays a clear indication for Norfolk Southern train 15T on the railroad's H Line. The constellation "Orion" can be see... (more)
After completing a servicing stop at Crewe, 611 races on toward Norfolk.