The N&W Class A No. 1218 is pulling a circle trip out of Roanoke; here it passes a relic of the steam era- the old C&O coaling tower at Balcony Falls. After the runby, it will continue to head ea... (more)
The NW 1218 is pulling a circle trip from Roanoke to Balcony Falls on the C&O, down the James River to Lynchburg, and back to Roanoke over Blue Ridge.
The CSXT James River Sub south of Clifton Forge rolls along its namesake as its makes it way to Richmond. Even though the depot at Balcony Falls is now gone, this shot is still cool enough to get.... (more)
A grain train races through the Shenandoah Valley on the very scenic James River Subdivision, passing the C&O coaling tower at Balcony Falls in lovely morning light.
Local power awaits its next call, while a coal train heads east through the James River valley
On a cold night along the James River, a CSX rail train is tied up just east of the old depot. The GP40-2 on the point is a candidate for a new paint job.
The VERY LAST C&O-styled, US&S signal on the entire CSX James River line is taken down. Signal cutover between east Buchanan and SD Cabin, the last remaining segment between Richmond and Clifton ... (more)
Passing steam-era coaling tower
This 150 car coal train slips between the old C&O station and the watertank at Balcony Falls on a foggy November morning. CANON EOS 50D
The locomotives to the Balcony Falls Local sit patiently in the small yard awaiting its next assignment. CANON EOS 50D
Eastbound coal loads passing the depot and coal tower at Balcony Falls in July 1961.
Eastbound G864-06 passes the former C&O station and water tank at Balcony Falls not long after sunset. The station is now used by CSX as more of a storage than anything. Canon EOS 50D
Traditional structures live on in Balcony Falls, on the former C&O James River line
614 has cut away from its train at Balcony Falls, VA to be turned for the trip back down the James River to Richmond.