A coal train headed for Elmore, WV rolls through some pleasant evening light on the last day of winter in 2023.
NS 821 accelerates after stopping to turn on the second locomotive. The train is led by the Illinois Terminal Heritage Unit as it passes Shawsville, VA in some beautiful golden hour light.
The sun had just popped out at the end of an overcast day to highlight the DPU of an eastbound loaded CSX coal train as rolls past the Amtrak flag stop in Alderson, WV. It was one of those "... (more)
NS 201 passes the "big tree" in Elliston, VA. The train is led by two heritage units-the 1072 Illinois Terminal and the 8025 Monongahela. The train was originally led by 8025 and the A... (more)
NS 12Z heads north past the old N&W CPL signals at Lithia, VA behind two Union Pacifics. The train is passing a siding, and the other set of CPLs guarding the north side of the CP can be seen on ... (more)
An eastbound CSX coal train bound for West Virginia rattles down the jointed rail of the Buckingham Branch at frightening speed. The train is led by CSX's "Spirit of Our Armed Forces".
NS intermodal train 201 hurries past "School House Crossing" in Shawsville, VA on a beautiful spring afternoon. NS 1074 Lackawanna trails fourth in the consist.
Amtrak 203 "See Tracks Think Train" idles in the station at Roanoke, VA. There was a snowstorm on the way as evident by the flurries
An NS GEVO leads train 19M through Shawsville, VA well into the golden hour in May 2022. A dash 9 still wearing NS's original logo without the horse trails second and is putting in its share of p... (more)
NS 127 grinds up the Christiansburg grade behind an NS GEVO and a UP EMD. A red tree adds some nice color to this fall scene.
NS 053, which is an empty military train, passes behind the Shawsville Middle School behind a lone CSX GE. The sun is still shining on the train while storm clouds gather in the background.
NS 127 dashes up the Christiansburg grade with a shiny Union Pacific leading the way. Right behind the head end was the CSX Safety Train-Union Pacific pulling CSX cars on NS tracks!
NS manifest train 19W passes Shawsville, VA in the golden hour part of the evening. The train has a very interesting consist today: a BNSF leads while a Union Pacific and a BNSF "Fakebonnet&... (more)
NS intermodal 29G charges up the grade at Shawsville, VA in some beautiful golden hour light on a late summer evening in August.
An old Alco switcher belonging to the Wellmore Coal Company sits dormant on a house track in Toms Creek, VA, not too far from the big coal loadout that is still used by Norfolk Southern. Sad to s... (more)