The Winchester and Western "Sandman" navigates the twists and turns of Gainesboro Hill along Hayfield Road in northwest Frederick County, VA.
The big bright orb in the sky tried to make an appearance here so with filtered sunlight the train entered the scene by this famous pastoral scene on the Winchester and Western. The Sandman train ... (more)
The Sandman train climbing Gainesboro Hill with an EMD trio and 15 loads in tow on its way to Winchester, VA.
"SANDMAN'S FOGGY DAYS"
Winchester and Western's "Sandman" out of Gore, VA has seen better days. With fuel prices at a steady low, Unimin, it's parent company and bi... (more)
A scene eerily gloomy as the fog stuck close to teh ground. The Winchester and Western "Sandman" rounds the sweeping curve as it navigates the orig... (more)
The eastbound W&W "Sandman" was slowly rounding a curve at the bottom of Gainesboro Hill on April 10, 1987, passing an old barn that has seen better days. RS-3 No. 527 and S-6 No. 80 have had an ... (more)
The frost was still hanging on the field as the eastbound W&W "Sandman" was literally clawing its way up Gainesboro Hill on Oct. 28, 1983, probably at little more than walking speed. RS-11 No. 35... (more)
The eastbound "Sandman" was easing around a curve at the bottom of Gainesboro Hill on a cool, crisp October morning. The frost if finally melting off the top of RS-11 No. 351, which has begun to ... (more)
These 2 GP9's struggle up the Gainesboro grade toward Winchester. The train will lose it's front motor for some MOw equipment and make another train.
Daily W&W run to Winchester (original W&W), tackling a short grade with classic Alco smoke.