As rays of sunshine peek through the storm clouds in Appomattox, NS 228 rolls east through Lee on the Blue Ridge District with a trio of GE’s for power. The results of this shot were totally une... (more)
On a cool and sunny summer morning, NS 19M skates across Opossum Creek Trestle on the Blue Ridge District with a pair of BNSF GEVO’s for power. This was the first time I had shot a BNSF leading ... (more)
On a gorgeous spring morning, NS 228 rolls east through Eastbrook with a DC GEVO on the point. 228 is a daily intermodal that operates between Harrisburg, PA and Norfolk, VA. They also typically c... (more)
With PSR being implemented on July 1, 2019, foreign power on the NS mainlines has been rare or non existent. It's slowly beginning to make a comeback, so when it comes out this way, it's a must ha... (more)
The classic N&W intermediates at Montvale frame up a westbound on a quiet night night some years ago. These signals have since been removed and N&W bracket intermediates are now entirely a thing o... (more)
The first light of day breaks over the Blue Ridge Grade as a westbound intermodal takes a clear signal from the classic N&W intermediates that have watched this historic piece of railroad tucked ... (more)
An empty coal train crests the Blue Ridge Grade at Villamont, Virginia with seven locomotives pulling the train through rural Appalachia. Villamont was perhaps the most popular location along the ... (more)
A westbound freight descends the famed Blue Ridge Grade on the former Norfolk & Western Blue Ridge district, passing the namesake hamlet of Blue Ridge, Virginia just before sunrise on a tranquil M... (more)
N&W J Class 4-8-4 611 crossing over US 460 on it's way back to Roanoke with the Blue Ridge Mountains providing a beautiful backdrop
N&W J Class 4-8-4 611 navigating the S-Curve at Bonsack, VA
N&W J Class 4-8-4 611 upgrade at Webster, VA
N&W J Class 4-8-4 611 passing by an old gas station in Forest, VA
N&W J Class 4-8-4 611 near Webster, VA, taken from the Blue Ridge Parkway
The morning run of the N&W 611 from Roanoke to Lynchburg and back returns West through Lowry, crossing over the Big Otter Trestle.
*Taken safely from the ground at the end of the bridge
Flying J and Blue Ridge, VA.