An SD70ACC rebuild leads NS 16T eastbound through Shawsville, Va.
"Mountain Sunset": The last evening daylight train west out of Roanoke is slowly climbing up Christiansburg Mountain on May 16, 2020. Taken from the best viewpoint in Shawsville, VA, you... (more)
"Appalachian Railroading": To some, including myself, Shawsville, Virginia exemplifies some of the best features of Appalachian railroading: big mountain scenery and big tonnage trains. ... (more)
I normally don't submit roster shots, but thought this one may be worthy. AC44C6M #4144 leads NS 22A through Shawsville, Va. The rebuild originally had the horse head logo, but now has the old pai... (more)
A new AC44C6M rebuilds leads NS 22A westbound through Shawsville, Va at "John Farm".
A second empty coal train lugs its way up Christiansburg Mountain about 1 hour after NS #8152 and #4074. This one lead by NS #4021 and #7634 is caught on the porch of the classic farm house at the... (more)
The John Farm in Shawsville, Virginia provides an excellent setting for watching trains as Norfolk Southern #8152 and #4074 haul empty coal hoppers on May 2, 2020 up-grade on the Christiansburg Di... (more)
Norfolk Southern AC44C6M #4093 along with three other units blast their exhaust through Shawsville, Virginia as seen from the John Farm cemetery on May 2, 2020.
With the recent changes to call times, NS 195 is now a day train for the most part in the Christiansburg District. Here it's seen passing west through Shawsville, Va.
An empty rock train thunders up grade in Shawsville, Va with a dash 9 on point.
Norfolk Southern #4173, hauling intermodals bound for Bluefield WV and all points west, climbs the Christiansburg Mountain grade near Shawsville, VA on May 2, 2020 on NS' Christiansburg Division.
Norfolk Southern #4173 grinds up-grade at Shawsville, Virginia on May 2, 2020. NS #4173 is an AC44C6M. AC44C6Ms were developed by rebuilding former NS Dash 9-40C units with AC traction motors and ... (more)
A dash-9 leads empty coal loads, NS 813, out of Montgomery tunnel as a steady rain falls.
The soft glow of the setting sun shines down on NS 194 as it heads east through Shawsville, Va on the Christiansburg Distirct.
An ACe leads eastbound NS 234 by the "New Town" community in Shawsville, Va on a beautiful Mother's Day morning.