It's 6:35am on the Pulaski District as the mixed freight 16T rolls by the small community of Atkins Virginia battling heavy rains and light fog as it works its way toward Roanoke.
In between steady rain showers on a late December day, NS 2798 leads train 16T east by the classic N&W CPL at Marion. The NS 2798 was once NYSW 4052 and is one of three former NYSW on the Norfolk ... (more)
A heritage unit leading a road freight long hood forward isn't something you see everyday. Usually something out of the usual has to occur for this to happen and this was case was no different. Th... (more)
Struggling their way up the steady grade, the 16T finally makes it to the top passing the 359.9 signal behind Lakeside Concrete with a CSX Dash 8-40C leading the way.
Rounding the bend by the former Marion Depot, an old school CSX Dash 8-40C leads Norfolk Southern's 16T east on the Pulaski District.
The 16T is eastbound on No. 2 Track at 11:45 a.m., passing under the 9th and 10th Street twin viaducts. The viaducts were built by contractor J. D. Eckman of Atglen, PA, and opened for traffic in... (more)
On a cool autumn morning, SD90MAC 7252 leads train 16T around the Marion depot crossing the North Main Street grade crossing.
On a beautiful fall morning, Norfolk Southern 16T grinds upgrade by Lakeside Concrete with an EMD SD90MAC on point. These locomotives are slowly being rebuilt into SD70ACU's. I am looking forward ... (more)
On a dreary summer afternoon, the NS 6648 begins to round the curve at "Marion" to meet the westbound 201 waiting on the siding.
NS 16T rounds the bend through the countryside just west of Marion Virginia as the sun sets in the west on a beautiful late summer evening
After NS 16N with NS 8098 cleared, 16T followed closely behind with UP SD9043MAC 3491 in the lead, which was an awesome surprise. The 3491 was slated to become NS 7252, after being sold to NS in 2... (more)
Norfolk Southern 16T crosses Goodhart Rd in Shippensburg, PA, with two Dash 9s sandwiching an SD60, a locomotive type that is on borrowed time.
Crossing the James River