Norfolk Southern is replacing the 132 pound welded rail on this line with larger 136 pound per yard welded rail. This is part of a multiyear project to increase capacity. Here an EB rail train i... (more)
Yet another generic freight rolls west thru open country west of the “bustling metropolis”. Probably 127 but it doesn’t really matter with all the “precision”. Newspeak.
Once a hotshot intermodal train this one has become intermodal + junk (delighting JB Hunt, I’m sure). With DPUs they run really slow between MPs 395 & 385 so I was able to get several great sho... (more)
The regular morning mixed freight rolls those the edge of the nice old hamlet. They usually meet somebody at Glade, one of only two 10,000 Ft sidings between Bristol and Radford. Rumored to be c... (more)
Weather 61 degrees, sun out. I got out! Weather forecast for this PM, 20s and rain or snow. Cocka doodle doo.
This is the city, a collection a few old buildings, a restaurant owned by a famous author, a restored station, an old Post Office, probably WPA, a few houses scattered about. It it is bisected se... (more)
The local was headed eastbound this afternoon when a fire developed in the dynamic brakes. Fortunately they were almost right next door to the intrepid volunteer fire department of this tiny town... (more)
After meeting the eastbound 38Q at "Washington", the westbound stack train 201 gets the signal out of the siding and continues its way west. Here, the standard cab Dash 9-40C races throu... (more)
Today's WB excursion is racing by the small restored station in this fine example of the many hamlets served by the N&W up and down the scenic valleys of Virginia.
The westbound passes a new advance signal now in place. It will be activated when the Glade Spring - Washington siding extension is put in service.
The old lady puts on a good show as she storms east between Bristol and Radford.
Another clear, blue skies February run for the westbound.