On my 10-hour drive back from vacation in North Carolina, I pulled off to see if I'd get lucky with a train on the Roanoke District. This is just about the last hold-out for N&W signals...and I di... (more)
The headlights of NS train 16T pierce through the night sky while it idles short of the signal at Glasgow waiting for the southbound NS train 201 to take the siding.
Norfolk Southern intermodal train 202 passing a former N&W CPL in the town of Glasgow, Virginia.
Eastbound coal bound for Newport News, Virginia
The late evening sun shines on 15T as it heads south through the small town of Glasgow passing the N&W CPL's on the NS Roanoke District.
The morning fog along the James River is just now lifting, revealing the trappings of the steam era at the former Chesapeake & Ohio facilities at Balcony Falls, VA. A rail train is tied up in the ... (more)
Eastbound Tidewater-bound coal rolls down the former C&O James River line toward Lynchburg, Richmond and Newport News.
Signal at far right is for C&O connection (Balcony Falls)
The Balcony Falls Local, H744-07, works a cut of cars on the CSX and NS Connection. This connects the CSX James River Subdivision with the NS Roanoke District. Canon EOS 50D
After almost two and half hours of switching, 16T gets back under way and heads for Shanendoah with only eight hours until the crew outlaws. 16T set the two cars off in front of the NS truck due t... (more)
A work train is tied up at Balcony Falls, VA on a cold winter night in early 2006.
An ex-B&O GP40-2 idles through the evening just north (east, railroad-wise) of the former C&O depot at Balcony Falls.
Ex-C&O Balcony Falls depot on a summer evening.
Train is working a siding @ Glasgow