Third time is the charm. This was my third time coming to Button's Bluff near Buchanan, Virginia and my first time seeing a train. Here the James River makes a large horseshoe in the valley. The C... (more)
Grain train G628-28 heads east across the James River on the James River Sub at Buttons Bluff between Buchanan and Eagle Rock, VA.
On a warm February day CSX 5239 container train snakes thru the valley and across the James River heading towards the port in Newport News, Virginia.
Connecting the coalfields of West Virginia and the intimidating grades over Alleghany, the route of the C&O east of Clifton Forge is an essential route to enabling CSX's former C&O territories to ... (more)
Eastbound coal loads snake through rural Virginia on a beautiful fall like morning.
This 61 car grain train has just exited Little Tunnel eastbound and is now crossing the James River just east of Lyle. Just 15 minutes after this eastbound pass, a very large black bear wandered u... (more)
The Hamlet, NC reroute, Q698, crosses the James River just moments before entering the 189' Little Tunnel. This train and the westbound Q699 has been running the James River line for the last few ... (more)
The eastbound Q698-03 passes the old C&O relay box that will soon be in the scrap yard due to the new wireless signaling system. I sure hate to see all the old C&O things go, they sure stood the t... (more)
One of the last PF Film Shots... No EXIF
One of the remaining CRQ paint SD80AC's as of the date shot passes through one of the more famous locations on the James River Sub.
The westbound freight from Richmond crosses the James River as seen from high above under cloud-mutened moonlight.