The Sandman pulls up the grade at Round Hill west of Winchester on the afternoon of Thursday, September 12, 2019.
Word has come that the new parent company Omnitrax has stored a very good portion... (more)
Weak & Weary no more. Two GP-9s make easy work pulling just six loads up Round Hill on rebuilt trackage. In the old cab end SW7 days even relatively short trains sometimes had to be doubled up.
Another mundane foggy headlight shot on the WW from two years ago.
Winchester and Western's "sandman" crests the grade at Round Hill on its trek to Winchester from Gore is this foggy scene from 2016.
The Winchester and Western "Sandman" bringing loads from the mine at Gore comes around a curve halfway between Hayfield and Winchester. This line is part of the original RoW of the old W&W and tra... (more)
Round Hill is the lesser of the two grades that W&W has to conquer between Gore and Winchester. The eastbound "Sandman" was down to a crawl is it ground out the last mile of Round Hill on April 1... (more)
The area around Winchester, VA is known for its apples and its apple orchards. W&W passes by this small orchard at Round Hill. The year's crop had already been picked on Oct. 10, 1986 when the e... (more)
The surrounding Virginia jungle encroaches upon the "Sand Man" as he continues his slow trip to Winchester and the CSX interchange.
This was an easy chase - just follow the smoke!