Eastbound Amtrak No. 50, the Washington section of the "George Washington," is ready to leave Charlottesville, VA on Feb. 9, 1974 with Amtrak E8A No. 200 and B&O GP7 No. 5631. No. 98, the Newport... (more)
The power for eastbound Amtrak No. 50, the "George Washington," heads back to its train with Amtrak E8A No. 200 and B&O GP7 No. 5631. The power had been pulled off for some brief servicing. The ... (more)
Eastbound Amtrak No. 98, the Newport News section of the "George Washington," blasted through Mineral, VA in Sept., 1973 with B&O GP7 No. 6697 and one coach. Once Amtrak took over passenger opera... (more)
It was early evening in Gladstone, VA and things were quiet for awhile. Westbound manifest No. 91 had yet to arrive from Richmond and the conductor for the yard job was walking over to the yard o... (more)
A westbound C&O local freight was slowly climbing upgrade at Copeland, VA on April 15, 1973 with GP7s No's. 5845 and 5894. As usual with C&O practice on locals, there were two cabooses on the tra... (more)
Five C&O GP7s, No's. 5889, 5821, 5875, 5820, and 5810, undergo servicing at the C&O yard in Gladstone. VA on October 16, 1971. The photographer was a passenger on the "Autumn Leaf Special" operat... (more)
Amtrak Train No. 50, the "George Washington," was climbing upgrade through Copeland, VA April 14, 1973. On this day at least, Amtrak could not be accused of under-powering the train. The two B&O... (more)
My favorite circus train has always been the James E. Strates Shows train, mainly because it is always so colorful. During the 1970s, it always seemed that they managed to make their trips across... (more)
C&O SD40 7516 gathers with other C&O EMDs at Fulton Yard in Richmond, VA || Summer 1973
Central Virginia is well known for its ice storms. During the early morning hours of January 21, 1978, it rained and it froze on literally everything. By sunrise, the clouds and rain were gone a... (more)
First generation muscle pulling hard through the New River Valley.
RF&P SW1200 #83 awaiting its next work at Acca Yard in Richmond, VA || July 1972
Southbound N&W train behind SD45 #1803 south of Martinsville, VA in the winter of '73.
Fading has betrayed the former owner of the is unit but not the original, Nickel Plate. Nothing is left of this operation in Danville.
Nice looking simple gray scheme. This was a very long very low traffic density operation.