A Watson Shuttle with baretables climbs the grade to the Normandy overpass (which also used to take the tracks over the Pacific Electric). They are seen passing a suburban oil well field. Many cit... (more)
An eastbound tonnage coal train climbs upgrade between Irondale and Oreton, VA on the NS Appalachia District.
July 18, 1986: The morning fog is still laying low as an eastbound CSX coal train climbs upgrade on the NS Appalachia District at Irondale, VA. In the steam era, a short passing track was located ... (more)
Pace shot of 387 from Wildcat road.
Late on a summer afternoon, three CSX four-motor units are at full throttle on the rear of a 90-car unit train of Kentucky coal bound for the Carolinas. This location is known as Irondale, and was... (more)
Two CSX EMD units shove behind the cab of a 90-car unit coal train on NS trackage rights at Irondale, VA. This early April snow of '87 was clearly unseasonable, and particularly heavy, no matter w... (more)
Coming through Jones' Cut at Irondale, the engineer has to throttle back to about Run 4 until the first half of the train is over the sharp vertical curve in the cut. Otherwise, it's a made-to-ord... (more)
At "Fishertown"--the small community of homes originally occupied mostly by members of the Fisher family--the rear helper units are enveloped in a cloud of their own making---exhaust and... (more)
An SD40/SD40-2 pusher set is enveloped in sand and exhaust as it shoves on the rear of a unit coal train at Irondale, VA. The train is on NS trackage rights.
An eastbound unit coal train on NS trackage rights hits a honey hole of sunlight as a summer storm brews to the north.
An eastbound Seaboard System unit coal train is on NS trackage here as it climbs the grade out of Jones' Cut into Irondale, VA. Three four-motor units are shoving behind the caboose.
Few pre-merger railroads in this country could field a passenger train as classy as Southern Railway. Although this is an early NS-era scene, and the cars are now red, three glorious green and gol... (more)
A CSX C30-7 leads three ex-Santa Fe units of the same model (leased) on an eastbound coal train at Irondale, VA, on NS trackage rights. The 90-car train has two SD40-2s shoving on the rear.
NS 66G heads east in Irondale AL towards Columbus GA, KCS Loaded Herzog train from MS.
Four older EMD's lead a long freight through the curve at Irondale.