Westbound CSX empty unit coal train E502 climbs upgrade as it crosses Mechams River and U. S. Route 250.
BBRR 5, a GP40 idles in the afternoon sun at Doswell, along CSX's RF&P Subdivision.
Hoping to catch the BB in action in the original 18 mile line from Dillwyn to Bremo Bluff, we arrived only to find two immaculate Geeps parked with the next day's train but no work to do. BB 1 is ... (more)
The old GP38-2 engines from Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. were some of the most reliable and versatile locomotives typically used for switching freight cars around yards, leading trains up secondary... (more)
A pair of GP16's work around the Doswell yard. Engine #6 is pulling in to park for the evening and will resume a full slate of activiites tomorrow.
Celebrating its 60th birthday in November 2010, this former Uceta GP16 was originally built for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. During the late 1970’s, it became one in a series of rebuilt dies... (more)
A pair of GP40's (BB#5 and BB#6) take a well deserved break in the Doswell Yard.
A trio of Buckingham Branch GP16s idle away in Doswell Va. at 10:02 while awaiting their next assignments. This second round of winter storms dropped 12 to 14 inches on the area and stretched from... (more)
Buckingham Branch No. 9 (actually a rebuilt GP7--now classed as a GP16---an old 1951-built unit for Atlantic Coast Line)---awaits assignment at Doswell. The quaint store is an antique shop known a... (more)
Buckingham Locomotives 3, 8, and 9 wait patiently for the snow storm to pass.
Buckingham Branch 9 waits it out for the next assignment on a beautiful afternoon.
The engineer is maneuvering Engine #12 in the Doswell Yard to end a full day of activities.
Note that this joins heavier (left) and lighter (right) rails as the siding enters the main, on this former C&O trackage
There is much activity around the yard this afternoon as BB #8 jockeys freight cars.
A westbound local passes a Charlottesville police officer talking to two men who were trespassing on the tracks.