An empty coal train rolls past the approach signal north of Richlands,VA on the Big Creek Branch.
A pair of faded N&W boxcars still remain present, on the outskirts of Downtown Richlands, Virginia as of 2020.
Norfolk Southern train S21 is northbound on the Big Creek Branch passing through the small junction at Lark a few miles north of Richlands,VA.
Norfolk Southern loaded coal train 81M moves west under the signal bridge at Richlands, Virginia.
Occupied Camp Car...a holdover from the old days and the only RR still using them, NS still has a collection of camp cars that track gangs still call home at various times of the year. This string... (more)
With the smell of fresh paint seemingly in the air, one of the Norfolk Southern heritage cabs waits for duty in Alfrdon Yard. In my opinion the cab will look alot better after a few revenue runs u... (more)
NS OCS with F9A 4271 in Richlands, VA
EB coal with something colorful for a change. I'd like to see that scheme with a nice sill stripe added and the NS logos emblazoned on all sides.
In the day of modern GEs and EMDs dominating the coalfields of NS's Pocahontas Division seeing three older EMDs was quite a rare sight. This rainy evening finds NS GP60 7133, SD40-2 3339 and GP38-... (more)
Southern's first 2-8-2 eases into the tight west leg of the wye at Richlands, VA under the watchful eye of NS trainmaster Larry Ziegler. This is a Kingsport, TN to Richlands R/T. The engine is cur... (more)
NS 4271 and the NS OCS recrewing in Richlands, VA on it's way to St. Paul during it's tour of the Clinch Valley District.
NS 4271 and the OCS heading into Richlands, VA
Real railroaders head west again with a big ole mess of empties.
The EB pretty engine is in the hole for a WB.
Long after most SD-45s departed slug set helps push a EB toward Bluefield.