A short 185 climbs up the Radford pull-in and will soon be on its way to Portsmouth with a fresh re-crew.
It's a quiet Sunday afternoon in quaint Southern W.Va., until the sound of flanges squealing permeate the valley with approaching Norfolk Southern hopper train No. 767. Soon, a old SD60 appears le... (more)
Departing Bluefield for points west, NS 185 and its five unit consist (including NS' Reading heritage ACe) catch the late evening sun after being recrewed. In the distance, NS 52Q has just arrived... (more)
185 heads west towards hull passing a string of empty coal hoppers and the loaded U28 at left.
The slide fence protects the passing trains at the curve near Old Joe.
Four NS Dash-9s lead high hood SD40-2 3204 on manifest 185, seen from Roger Road in Wabun, VA on a hot morning. The Christiansburg District, which hosts quite a bit more traffic than I expected, o... (more)
After catching 17M with 8 units, NS 185 came along right behind it with 7. Most were off line though.
NS 185 soars across the magnificent Coopers Trestle with four NS locomotives doing the honors.
NS 185 grinds up Christiansburg Mountain with a old EMD leader as peak colors loom behind and around the train.
NS 185 has just climbed the grade into Bluefield from Ada, with an impressive consist of 4 locomotives. The train will receive servicing, make any necessary pick ups and drop offs and eventually d... (more)
NS 185 roars through Hale's Gap towing a westbound time freight towards Bluefield on a beautiful September day.
Pausing just east of a small crossing, westbound NS 185 resumes track speed after meeting an ethanol train.