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Photo ID: 686790

Weak & Weary no more. Two GP-9s make easy work pulling just six loads up Round Hill on rebuilt trackage. In the old cab end SW7 days even relatively short trains sometimes had to be doubled up.

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Round Hill, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 459
Train ID: Sandman
Photo Date: February 06, 2019


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By: Chris Egghart

Added: Feb 08, 2019

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Photo ID: 686746

The Winchester and Western Sandman rounds a sharp curve with six loads before entering Indian Hollow. The chop nose Geep was built for the N&W.

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Gainsboro, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 459
Train ID: Sandman
Photo Date: February 06, 2019


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By: Chris Egghart

Added: Feb 07, 2019

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Photo ID: 678831

The Winchester and Western's original mainline between Gore and Winchester follows the twists and turns of the rural countryside. Here The Sandman with high hood GP9 498 leading exits Indian Hollo... (more)

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Hayfield, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 498
Train ID: Sandman
Photo Date: October, 2018


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By: Jon Wright

Added: Nov 26, 2018

Views: 887
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 677318

The Winchester and Western Sandman takes 12 loads to Winchester. Here passing the barn near Hayfield, VA.

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Hayfield, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 498
Train ID: Sandman
Photo Date: October, 2018


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By: Jon Wright

Added: Nov 13, 2018

Views: 665
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Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 670946

The big bright orb in the sky tried to make an appearance here so with filtered sunlight the train entered the scene by this famous pastoral scene on the Winchester and Western. The Sandman train ... (more)

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Gainesboro, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 459
Train ID: Sandman
Photo Date: September, 2018


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By: Jon Wright

Added: Sep 17, 2018

Views: 819
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Favorited: 10


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Photo ID: 670523

The Sandman train climbing Gainesboro Hill with an EMD trio and 15 loads in tow on its way to Winchester, VA.

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Gainesboro, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 459
Train ID: Sandman
Photo Date: September, 2018


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By: Jon Wright

Added: Sep 14, 2018

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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 670176

After an almost two hour wait for the eastbound Sandman, a couple friends and I backtracked back to Gore to find it empty. Well, you know how the story goes once you decide to leave. We came back ... (more)

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Hayfield, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 2182
Train ID: Sandman
Photo Date: August, 2018


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By: Jon Wright

Added: Sep 11, 2018

Views: 919
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Photo ID: 668992

A quad set of first generation GP's take to the hills as the Winchester and Western "Sandman" hauls twenty empty hoppers destined for the mine at Gore, VA. The train has just turned away... (more)

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP10
Location: Hayfield, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 572
Train ID: Sandman
Photo Date: August, 2018


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By: Jon Wright

Added: Aug 30, 2018

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Photo ID: 668298

The eastbound Sandman huffs and puffs up Gainesboro Hill from Back Creek Valley. Seen here passing the siding that is currently used by MoW. Back in the day, trains would leave a cut here and doub... (more)

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP10
Location: Gainesboro, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 572
Train ID: Sandman
Photo Date: July, 2018


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By: Jon Wright

Added: Aug 24, 2018

Views: 772
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Photo ID: 666053

After dropping off the empties from Winchester at the shops at Gore about a quarter mile east, the crew heads towards the sand mine. As it approaches the loaded hoppers in the distance, a truck ve... (more)

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP10
Location: Gore, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 572
Train ID: Sandman
Photo Date: July, 2018


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By: Jon Wright

Added: Jul 31, 2018

Views: 3,549
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Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 664285

A loaded Winchester and Western Sandman tackles the 2% eastbound grade up Round Hill, VA on its journey from Gore to Winchester.

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Chambersville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 572 WW 575 WW498
Train ID: Sandman
Photo Date: July, 2018


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By: Jon Wright

Added: Jul 14, 2018

Views: 864
Comments: 2

Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 656416

The S Curve south of Gainsboro combined with the surrounding mountains and hills give this scene it's impeccable vision.

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Hayfield, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 2196
Train ID: Sandman
Photo Date: April, 2018


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By: Jon Wright

Added: Apr 29, 2018

Views: 779
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 656092

Using shared trackage rights with CSX, the Winchester and Western heads south through Winchester for a couple of miles before heading west. Here the Sandman passes by the former Zeropak cold stora... (more)

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Winchester, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 2196
Train ID: Sandman
Photo Date: April, 2018


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By: Jon Wright

Added: Apr 26, 2018

Views: 1,142
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 655929

With 18 empties in tow the Winchester and Western "Sandman" begins the decent of Round Hill on it's trek west from Winchester to Gore. I recall scenes captured by Mason Cooper and Stanley Short fr... (more)

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Chambersville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 2196
Train ID: Sandman
Photo Date: April, 2018


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By: Jon Wright

Added: Apr 24, 2018

Views: 961
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 651649

Another mundane foggy headlight shot on the WW from two years ago.

Railroad: Winchester & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Round Hill, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WW 575
Train ID: Sandman
Photo Date: January, 2016


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By: Jon Wright

Added: Mar 15, 2018

Views: 864
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7

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