A glimpse of sunlight provided this opportunity.Its winter in the Shenandoah Valley!
NS 2507 waits for the rest of the crew to arrive in the south end of the Shenandoah.
The joys of mountain railfanning! NS 9942 running long hood forward brings the 15T south after engine troubles north.
NS 9260 races towards Elkton.
NS 9260 clears the south end of the Shenandoah yard and begins the trip south to Roanoke.
NS 9746 clears the newly installed signals at Stonewall only to meet the 38Q waiting at Island Ford. Railfans know this section as the "Merck Stretch" which is seen in the background.
NS 9742 wakes up the church pews as it rises over the grade at Wilsons.
NS 8807 snakes its way through the Shenandoah yard and by the station on beautiful morning. The crew would sit in this position for several hours waiting to for the pressure to rise.
A colorful lash-up sits on the main as NS Research sits off to the side.
NS 8972 was definitely a treat on this Halloween morning.
NS 9095 leads the way south towards Roanoke VA
The NS horses are lined up ready to head south as the Blue Ridge moutains provide the starting line.
15T arrives in the Shenandoah yard on sunny fall morning. Recently, NS crews and yard operations have adopted some pretty stylish vests as seen in the cab here.
15T begins its southbound move out of the Shenandoah yard towards Elkton, VA on a beautiful fall morning.
Paperworking printed? Check! Lights washed? Check! In all my years of watching trains depart the Shenandoah yard, I have never seen this maintenance procedure performed before! And the engineer ha... (more)