BB #6 approaching Craigsville, VA for the next stop of the USMC Toys for Tots Santa Train.
A nice surprise snow storm was part of the annual Buckingham Branch Toys for Tots train. Running long nose forward, #6 is passing through Swoope, Virginia on its way to Staunton, Virginia.
Originally built in 1968 as Penn Central GP40 PC 3217 before being acquired by Conrail as CR 3217. Ohio Central then purchased her, turning her into OHCR 3217, before being purchased by her curre... (more)
The Charlottesville based local taking cars to the NS interchange via the middle depot track.
On the anniversary of BB's first run in 1989, a huge storm dumped a lot of snow around Charlottesville & Gordonsville. The next morning, #6 is seen eastbound at East Gordonsville.
BB 6 brings C&O 614 past one of the un-C&O looking signals on the line.
C&O 614 is on former C&O rails for the first time since 1985, heading towards Clifton Forge for display at the C&O Heritage Center.
The joys of shortline railroading-- minus a few modern details, this shot could have been taken pretty much any time in the last 40 years.
Buckingham Branch GP40's Nos. 6 and 5 in the yard at Staunton.