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Chesapeake Western
Solely the CW Past and Present. July 5, 1895 CW moved its first load of freight and although its existence is merely on paper today, its roots run deep. 123 years and still moving freight. The CW operates as a subsidiary of Norfolk Southern.
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Photo ID: 688066

Even though it looks like this station is being torn down, it is really being dismantled to be rebuilt in nearby Weyers Cave for use at a farmers market. It was really showing its age for once se... (more)

Railroad: Shenandoah Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Unknown
Location: Fort Defiance, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 18, 2019


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By: Steve Wilt

Added: Feb 18, 2019

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Photo ID: 685651

NS 8175 with 9254 Operation Lifesaver sit tied down at the original Chesapeake Western Depot. The depot, built in 1913 has been completely resorted and now houses several business. In its hay day,... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 8175
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 26, 2019


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By: Grew up on the CW

Added: Jan 28, 2019

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Photo ID: 684672

NS V92 (the Harrisonburg local) makes it's way south on a beautiful winter Sunday morning.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES40DC
Location: Elkton, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 7602
Train ID: V92
Photo Date: January 06, 2019


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By: Eric W. Benson

Added: Jan 20, 2019

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Photo ID: 681025

The NS Chesapeake & Western (CW) local heads to Shenandoah with Massanutten mountain in the background on a cold Sunday morning.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Elkton, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9287
Train ID: V92
Photo Date: November 21, 2018


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By: Eric W. Benson

Added: Dec 17, 2018

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Photo ID: 678085

NS V92 heads for the CW (return to Harrisonburg, VA).

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES40DC
Location: Elkton, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 7705
Train ID: V92
Photo Date: November 21, 2018


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By: Eric W. Benson

Added: Nov 20, 2018

Views: 564
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Photo ID: 670588

The NS OAR Safety train departs Shenandoah and heads to Harrisonburg, VA and CW trackage on a beautiful Sunday morning.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Elkton, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 5642
Train ID: 972
Photo Date: September 02, 2018


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By: Eric W. Benson

Added: Sep 15, 2018

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Photo ID: 670587

The NS OAR Safety train departs Shenandoah and heads to Harrisonburg, VA and CW trackage on a beautiful Sunday morning.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Shenandoah, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 5642
Train ID: 972
Photo Date: September 02, 2018


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By: Eric W. Benson

Added: Sep 15, 2018

Views: 453
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Photo ID: 670500

The NS OAR Safety train heads to Harrisonburg, VA on CW trackage on a beautiful Sunday morning.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 5642
Train ID: 972
Photo Date: September 02, 2018


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By: Eric W. Benson

Added: Sep 14, 2018

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Photo ID: 670423

The NS Safety Train has made its way to Chesapeake Western's yard in Harrisonburg for a week of classes and hands on training for the city's fire and rescue personnel. It has only been in town sev... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 5642
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 02, 2018


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By: Grew up on the CW

Added: Sep 13, 2018

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Photo ID: 665306

University encroachment is slowly chipping away the city of Harrisonburg and the Chesapeake Western's Yard. At one point the now fenced lot was the home of a shoe factory and an additional siding ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8100
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 15, 2018


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By: Grew up on the CW

Added: Jul 23, 2018

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Photo ID: 659662

NS train V92 heads back to Harrisonburg on a beautiful Sunday Memorial Day Weekend!

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70M-2
Location: Elkton, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 2660
Train ID: V92
Photo Date: May 27, 2018


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By: Eric W. Benson

Added: May 31, 2018

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Photo ID: 655153

The NKP 8100 is the third heritage unit to come to the Chesapeake Western. The hertiage units usually come by way of grain trains but for what ever reason this unit was sent to Harrisonburg to do ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Plesant Valley, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 8100
Train ID: V93
Photo Date: December 15, 2017


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Added: Apr 17, 2018

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Photo ID: 654371

Chesapeake Western's V94 (Broadway) crew is holding on the main while the V91 (Extra) crew makes its final air test to pull the empty grain train out of the mill and proceed to the NS yard in Shen... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Linville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 7598
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 05, 2018


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Added: Apr 09, 2018

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Photo ID: 654048

Chesapeake Western's V91 crew is headed to the NS yard in Shenandoah with their grain train empty's in an unusual 5 loco lash up consisting of 2-NS dash 9's, NS SD70ACu, BNSF "Fake Bonnet" and las... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: McGaheysville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9888
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 05, 2018


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Added: Apr 06, 2018

Views: 1,084
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Photo ID: 649995

Photo taken with permission. After receiving news that Chesapeake Western would be removing the last 50 TOFC cars belonging to BNSF out of storage, I hopped in the car and raced to this site. I w... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Mount Jackson, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 21, 2017


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Added: Feb 28, 2018

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