With a DPU down and a huge train on unable to proceed considering tonnage grades etc. they are waiting while conductor ties down 40+ brakes on the section behind the DPUs. It’s 12:38. They’ll g... (more)
This train of junk freight didn’t have a prayer, maximum tonnage, minimum power, then on the downgrade their one AC, a DPU, blew an engine. Maximum grades ahead. Setting brakes, moving all pow... (more)
The Central of Georgia heritage unit races through the Chilhowie town park leading train I7V and continues west on the Pulaski District.
NS 8101 catches a break in the torrential downpours that defined today's visit to the NS Pulaski District. Seen here crossing the Middle Fork of the Holston River just east of Chilhowie, VA.
NS 9936 leads a west bound mixed freight train past a house that was built in the midst of steam giving way to diesel power. It is likely that this home, along with it's residents, have seen more ... (more)
Southern 630 witha n extra set of diesel help blasts passed an industry near Chilhowie during a remarkable warm March day.
N&W got a few early-production -2s in the 1600s, then switched to 6000s. Here an early one heads the westbound local by Berry Home Center, a sometime customer.
Halcyon days of the NS excursion program.
Plenty of power on the empty ECP coal hoppers headed back to Andover to reload. Of the five ES40DC's, two will become pushers for the return trip loaded
Past a river front park on the Middle Fork of the Holston River, NS 22A heads West through Chilhowie, VA..
Derailment clean up crew takes lunch break and with track clear eastbound 23G rolls by.
Two heavy crawler cranes have picked and walked damaged tank (from derailment of last Nov.) so that flat car can be postioned beneath. View is eastbound
14 car derailment occurred about 10 pm previous night. 13 tank cars contain Coors beer base