On a quiet and cool spring night, the only sounds that can be heard is the occasional passing automobile and the deer stomping the leaves in the nearby woods. With the signal indicating a clear, i... (more)
Norfolk Southern intermodal train 23G rounds the bend by the historic Norfolk & Western train depot in Marion Virginia during heavy rain conditions.
East of Marion the railroad squiggles through a series of short curves, apparently to avoid sinkholes, slowing down the trains and giving some good sun angles. After a chase from Abingdon, at las... (more)
A still relatively clean older AC44C6M rebuild leads a late evening 23g east by the old Marion Depot on the Pulaski district.
Daylight is quickly fading on the overcast day as NS 202 isn't far out of Bristol on it's way to Roanoke for a crew change. Leading is an SD70ACC rebuild.
NS 202 rolls east through Marion, Va on the Pulaski District against a beautiful setting sun.
Passing a small pond.
Eastbound by a shallow pond that teems with carp this merchandise train is slowing for the many curves that punctuate the short narrows of Holston River’s Middle Fork.
Eastbound mixed freight winds through the many curves west of town. Apparently the railroad had to miss a bunch of sinkholes.
The lights of the inbound local train V40 cuts through the fog and continues east for Royal Building Products for a pickup.
Mixed freight 15T makes its way through the fading sunlight of Southwest Virginia as it makes its daily trek across the South.
Autumn leave excursion is headed west to Bristol. I guess we’ll not see any more unless Congress acts.
EB autoracks have just topped the grade coming out of the valley of the middle fork of the Holston River, Soon they’ll be back paralleling that stream through twists and turns in the little gorge ... (more)
SOU #4501 & #3170 bring a Norfolk Southern excursion train past the N&W era CPL's at Schuleen near Marion,VA.