The daily local reverses by the signal at "Arcadia" to tie onto its train for a run back south to Roanoke.
With 100 loads of coal from Contura Coal's McClure Mine in tow, T209-17 heads east on the James River Subdivision crossing the line's namesake at Button's Bluff heading for export at Newport News,... (more)
Eastbound coal loads catch a pocket of sunshine as they wind along the James River. A control point box can be seen mounted on stilts to prevent damage whenever the river floods.
Local V81 catches the last rays of sun as it accelerates home to Roanoke after working the industry in Buchanan. Traffic on this line is scarce, but there is a plethora of N&W CPLs to be had like ... (more)
Fall colors are nearing peak along the James River as an oddball move makes its way east through "Lyle".
An eastbound CSX train rolls through the tunnel at "Lyle" in Buchanan, Va.
Northbound hopper train bound for Shire Oaks, Pa. seen in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.
A brand new CN ES44AC, with the 100 year commemoration on the sides, leads CSXT K898-29 eastbound through Buchanan, Va on the CSX Jaems River Sub on a beautiful first day of July 2019.
A trio of AC4400CWs leads a loaded grain train past Buttons Bluff on the CSX James River Subdivision.
16T passes the classic CPL scene at Arcadia on Norfolk Southern's Shenandoah Valley line.
We're north of Roanoke waiting on the inbound 1987 NRHS Convention Special, catching some southbound freight action led by a long-hood forward U23B, still in its Southern Railway Paint scheme.
Loaded coal train T402 heads east into the short Wasp Rock Tunnel along the James River Sub on a beautiful winter morning.
Recently renumbered NS B32-8 549 leads a cut of empty cement hoppers back to Roanoke from the Cement plant at Buchanan, VA
GP40-2 leads eastbound manifest across James River into Little Tunnel.
Somewhere north of Troutville this southbound special is bringing attendees to the 1987 NRHS Convention. Best ever.