NS 13Z rushes down the Pulaski district on the far side of Marion, VA. A very unusual leader was in charge of the train today-the Katy heritage unit. It was the first time a UP heritage unit led... (more)
West of Marion there is a short stretch of track which has to dodge sink holes by tiptoeing along the crags, resulting in "squiggles" which slow trains down as they pull the short grade ... (more)
The Katy heritage unit leads the charge of NS 13Z as it thunders west through Marion, VA.
In the Marion area Norfolk & Western (as I will always think of it) wiggles through the narrow, winding confines of the valley of the Middle Fork of the Holston River the abandons the river for th... (more)
The Norfolk and Western heritage unit thunders east through Marion, VA on the Pulaski district with train NS 288.
EB mixed freight, as they all are these days.
The former N&W Bristol Line had to thread its way through the narrow gorge of the middle fork of the Holston River while dodging sinkholes, which resulted in a crooked,speed- restricted track. T... (more)
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.