The Winchester and Western Sandman rounds a sharp curve with six loads before entering Indian Hollow. The chop nose Geep was built for the N&W.
Climbing up grades reaching 2.0% the short "Sandman" run to Winchester from Gore passes by open fields and follows along Back Creek.
Running down the northeastern flank of Great North Mountain
Rural Virginia runnin.
After doubling the hill and leaving 2 cars behind, the now 9 car Sand Man has a short easy run before the 2% ruling down hill grade to Hayfield
The 2% grade east out of Gainsboro and the 11 loaded sand cars become to much for this GP9 and the train stalls here.
The Sand Man rounds the base of Great North Mountain into Gainsboro to begin the short 1 mile 2% ruling grade east towards Hayfield.