The first 11E I've been able to catch certainly was a memorable one complete with BNSF and CN power. Here, the train is rolling through Shawsville, VA by "John Farm."
What better way to celebrate National Train Day than with a freshly painted heritage unit? NS coal train 746 rolls east through Elliston, VA with the Southern Heritage unit making its first reven... (more)
Street running meet: Amtrak 88 accelerates northbound on track two after a station stop in Ashland, VA as train 65 slows to a stop on track 3.
NS 51E thunders along the New River at Mcoy, VA with two BNSF ACes leading. This was a rare move because trains usually travel west via the Christiansburg District on the other side of the river.... (more)
After making a rare westbound run up the Whitethrone District, NS 51E thunders along the muddy New River with solid BNSF ACe power.
NS work train 90Z has just left Roanoke and is heading north towards Shenandoah on the Roanoke District. It was nice to see this train rolling through the beautiful Virginia summertime countrysid... (more)
Amtrak train 156 is led by heritage unit 145 as it speeds towards Washington DC on a beautiful spring morning.
NS 4001, the second AC44C6M ever built for NS, leads NS intermodal train 22A. The train is passing Shawsville, VA.
Two BNSF GEs charge up the grade at track speed with 811 in tow. It's been years since I've seen foreign power on a coal train so it was nice to see two big orange locomotives leading a train to ... (more)
A Union Pacific Tier 4 locomotive leads a slow 273 up the Christiansburg grade on a beautiful spring afternoon.
NS 19M passes Shawsville, VA behind NS and BNSF GEs as storm clouds loom in the background.
NS 126 glides downgrade at Shawsville, VA. The rare leader of this train is a BNSF SD70MAC.
Amtrak 46 "Connecting America for 50 Years" leads train 156 out of Roanoke, VA on a sunny early spring morning. The famed Dr. Pepper and H&C coffee signs can be seen on the left side of... (more)
A BNSF coal train bound for the Powder River Bason rolls down the middle track in Downers Grove, IL. If you look closely at the close track, you can see the nose of a Metra locomotive shoving a t... (more)
A coal train headed for Elmore, WV rolls through some pleasant evening light on the last day of winter in 2023.