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)
On Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 we find the Winchester and Western turning from Hogue Creek. The "Sandman" runs into Indian Hollow to begin the westward climb up Gainesboro Hill, the fin... (more)
The Winchester and Western "Sandman" navigates the twists and turns of Gainesboro Hill along Hayfield Road in northwest Frederick County, VA.
The Winchester and Western's original mainline between Gore and Winchester follows the twists and turns of the rural countryside. Here The Sandman with high hood GP9 498 leading exits Indian Hollo... (more)
The Winchester and Western Sandman takes 12 loads to Winchester. Here passing the barn near Hayfield, VA.
The big bright orb in the sky tried to make an appearance here so with filtered sunlight the train entered the scene by this famous pastoral scene on the Winchester and Western. The Sandman train ... (more)
The Sandman train climbing Gainesboro Hill with an EMD trio and 15 loads in tow on its way to Winchester, VA.
After an almost two hour wait for the eastbound Sandman, a couple friends and I backtracked back to Gore to find it empty. Well, you know how the story goes once you decide to leave. We came back ... (more)
A quad set of first generation GP's take to the hills as the Winchester and Western "Sandman" hauls twenty empty hoppers destined for the mine at Gore, VA. The train has just turned away... (more)
The eastbound Sandman huffs and puffs up Gainesboro Hill from Back Creek Valley. Seen here passing the siding that is currently used by MoW. Back in the day, trains would leave a cut here and doub... (more)