Drifting downgrade with coal cars and about to round the big curve to pick up the gentle grade of the New River for the eastbound run to Roanoke. Was it really almost thirty years ago.
Eastbound 780 passes by the now closed AEP power plant at Glen Lyn with NS 8114, the original Norfolk Southern heritage unit, leading 100 PGNX loads.
Norfolk Southern's research locomotive # 34 is tied down on the old Virginian mainline at PD Junction. This locomotive was built from an SD 35 # 1530 and contains equipment for testing track. It... (more)
An eastbound Norfolk Southern ethanol train with Canadian Pacific power climbs up the steep grade on the old Norfolk & Western main line.
Bluefield-Radford Local speeds through Glen Lyn
On a frigid morning, the engineer on eastbound manifest No. 188, begins notching out the throttle as it clears a 10 MPH slow order(in effect due to a bridge replacement project) within the quaint ... (more)
The Conrail heritage unit leads empty hopper train 825 into Glen Lyn, enroute to Bluefield and beyond for another load of coal. Photo by Casey Thomason. For more information, visit more)
N&W 8103 charges along the New River in Glen Lyn, VA on a rainy summer afternoon with 100 loads for South Boston in tow. 1/6th pacing shot
An empty coal train starts into the big curve that lassos around the Appalachia Power Company in Glen Lyn.
Eastbound N&W coal loads crossing the New River at Glen Lyn, VA, Sept 1970
With the Glen Lyn power plant in operation, a pair of NS's newest horses lug NS 772 east and into a 25mph speed restriction up the New River toward Narrows
Eastbound stack train I34 has just crossed into Virginia as it passes AEP's Glen Lyn power station in the beautiful New River Valley.
Eastbound N&W coal loads crossing the New River at Glen Lyn, VA behind two SDs, a GP and an Alco.
Heading back west to get another load of black gold, NS 811 passes the AEP Powerplant in Glen Lyn and the perfect sign for this train. Canon EOS 50D