The S Curve south of Gainsboro combined with the surrounding mountains and hills give this scene it's impeccable vision.
Using shared trackage rights with CSX, the Winchester and Western heads south through Winchester for a couple of miles before heading west. Here the Sandman passes by the former Zeropak cold stora... (more)
With 18 empties in tow the Winchester and Western "Sandman" begins the decent of Round Hill on it's trek west from Winchester to Gore. I recall scenes captured by Mason Cooper and Stanley Short fr... (more)
Another mundane foggy headlight shot on the WW from two years ago.
Winchester and Western's "sandman" crests the grade at Round Hill on its trek to Winchester from Gore is this foggy scene from 2016.
On the joint CSX/WW mainline through downtown Winchester. The locomotives have just passed the former B&O Station and WW Headquarters on it's way to taking 28 empties back to Gore.
Returning from Clear Brook, VA to pick up a few flat cars, The Sandman approaches Winchester on the former CVRR/PRR/PC/CONRAIL line.
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"SANDMAN'S FOGGY DAYS"
Winchester and Western's "Sandman" out of Gore, VA has seen better days. With fuel prices at a steady low, Unimin, it's parent company and bi... (more)
A scene eerily gloomy as the fog stuck close to teh ground. The Winchester and Western "Sandman" rounds the sweeping curve as it navigates the orig... (more)
The Winchester & Western Sandman is switching in Clear Brook, north of Winchester proper, before heading south, then west, on it's return to Gore, VA. A pair of former PRR/PC/Conrail GP10s bracket... (more)
"BACK CREEK CROSSING"
On original W&W trackage, power pushes about 30 empties west from Gore to the sand mine under peak fall foliage color. The Winchester & Western tracks originally ... (more)
The Winchester and Western "Sandman" with empty hoppers in tow, returns from it's namesake town back into Gore, a tiny hamlet in northwestern Virginia and since 1944,... (more)
The Winchester and Western "Sandman" runs on CSX trackage through downtown Winchester on hot Friday July 5, 2013 on its way back to Gore, VA.
Off Indian Hollow Road in western Frederick County, VA the W&W "Sandman" begins its climb uphill out of the Hogue Creek Valley in it's journey towards Gainsboro at the top of the grade in July 201... (more)
The Winchester and Western "Sandman" reaches the end of it's return run at the WW shops in Gore, VA on a hot July afternoon.