Several generations of F-unit are on display outside the roundhouse at Spencer. Historic F-unit demonstrator #103 is an example Electro-Motive's first F model, the FT. C&O 8016, o... (more)
A few of the Spencer Streamliners lounge in the afternoon sun.
The local CSX GP40 runs (backward) through downtown Fredericksburg.
Shovel Noses - 2:
Though the two locomotives had many similarities, the two pre-war E-units on display at ... (more)
Shovel Noses - 1:
The Streamliners event featured a rare opportunity to see the NCTM's superb ACL E-unit o... (more)
As one of only a handful of surviving streamlined steam locomotives in the U.S., N&W 611 is a pleasure to watch from the trackside.
Erie & Lackawanna:
The DL&W heritage unit waits patiently for its turn while the Erie heritage unit takes a spin on the turntable.
As part of the annual Manassas Railway Festival, VRE offered hourly round-trip excursions to nearby Clifton, VA. Though N&W 611 was the star of the day, the two MP36's in charge ... (more)
At the end one of the first public excursions pulled by 611 in her third career, N&W's classic J locomotive was swarmed by fans.
Cowl Among the Cabs:
As with the Heritage gathering in 2012, Amtrak sent a train of special equipment to "Streamliners at Spencer". Up front, we find Veteran's P42 #42, Amtrak's first (and... (more)
One Year Later:
As the Saturday photo shoot began to wind down and was almost ready to close, the fans began to stir: NKP 190 was on the move. It was being pulled from its spot by the roun... (more)
"A" Classic Locomotive
Though I look forward to the chance of seeing 611 in steam, I must admit that I would be exponentially more excited to hear of a FireUp1218 campaign...
We've seen a good deal of 611 and 2156 lately, but 1218 has managed to stay out of the limelight. With just a few more days until the reunion of the N&W Three, though, here's a pictu... (more)
No nose doors on those noses:
I'd always had a vague notion that there was 'something missing' on these units; a Railroad: Union PacificLocomotive: EMD E9(A)Location: Spencer, North Carolina, USALocomotive #: UP 949Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: May 31, 2014
CSX trash train traveling through downtown Ashland, Virginia.