203 catches some sun as it flies south.
2 of NS's new AC44C6M rebuilds (with the help of another C6M and SD80MAC on the rear) blast loaded coal train 746 up the hill in Ashby, VA.
Conrail C40-8 6041 leads a southbounder at Ashby, VA on Norfolk Southern's H-line.
Conrail B36-7 5033 is on the point of this southbound freight at Ashby, VA on Norfolk Southern's H-line.
Color position lights didn't last long after this here; since siding extended to the south, there are no signals at this location.
NS 8863 leads 211 southbound on the Hagerstown District, through the "Success" signals.
A colorful 11R behind NS 2603, SP 101 (unpatched), UP 5691 and VRE V02 rolls south on the H-Line.
Two of NS's SD80MAC's have gotten loose from their South Fork, Pennsylvania, Ranch and are powering stack train 227 northbound at Ashby, Virginia. Holding in the siding is 11R bound for Linwood, N... (more)
This would be the last time 44T would see the code line that ran along the tracks here at Ashby, Virginia. July 18, 2008 saw the removal of the code line through here in preparation for the second... (more)
This would be the last time 11R would see the code line that ran along the tracks here at Ashby, Virginia. July 18, 2008 saw the removal of the code line through here in preparation for the second... (more)
CPL (left) and replacement; a month later and it was gone. See page 40 of the March 2009 issue of TRAINS magazine.
Change coming at Ashby: The CPL (Color Position Light) at right will soon be removed, since it's in the path of the new second track at this location, and will be replaced by the new signal on th... (more)
New (left) and old (right); this combination won't exist much longer at this location...
New signal at left has been installed as part of double-tracking this segment of the former N&W Shenandoah line.
Just days earlier, a telegraph line ran along the east side of the tracks here at Ashby. Not in use any more and in the way of the future second main, the telegraph line was removed July 18, 2008.