Having snowed enough the night before to give everything a nice coating, 11Z glides past the N&W CPL's at Pkin.
Coal empties throttle up and leave the double-track of Vesuvius, splitting the classic N&W signals that still guard this line for now...with the clock ticking.
Coal loads from Shire Oaks, PA head south through the scenic Shenandoah River valley of Norfolk Southern's Roanoke District. The train is passing the iconic N&W position light signals south of the... (more)
The read DPU on NS 776 slides past the CPL at control point Midvale on the Roanoke district.
AC44C6M 4083 serves as rear DPU on NS 776 as it passes by the CPL at control point PKIN on the Roanoke district.
The first ES44AC on the Norfolk Southern roster leads domestic coal train NS 776 south through Vesuvius, Va on the Roanoke district.
The last place I would catch NS 202 with the Erie heritage unit would be here at control point PKIN on the Roanoke District.
The N&W mast style CPL still stand tall at control point Vesuvius as NS 202 heads north by it with the Erie heritage SD70ACe in charge.
The Roanoke district is still littered with N&W CPL's and is one of the last holdouts for them. Here NS 202 rushes by the southbound CPL at control point Midvale.
NS train 11Z rolls past a set of former N&W CPL signals at Vesuvius, Virginia.
NS 202 rolls north through the Shenandoah Valley at CP Midvale on a cloudy, spring afternoon. Photo taken from Midvale Hill in Vesuvius, VA.
Two brand new AC44C6M rebuilds pull NS 776 southbound at the CPL's in Vesuvius, Va.
An SD70ACe leads NS 780 southbound on the Shenendoah Valley line at CP Pkin in Vesuivius, Va.
Mixed freight 15T heads south for Roanoke as it passes the classic N&W CPL's at Pkin on a frigid afternoon.
In the footsteps of Link. Only feet from where O. Winston Link took his photograph "Railroad: Norfolk SouthernLocomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)Location: Vesuvius, Virginia, USALocomotive #: NS 9624Train ID: NS 16TPhoto Date: July 14, 2013