A westbound CSX empty hopper train running on NS trackage rights at Duffield, Virginia blends in perfectly with the blazing fall foliage.
A Southern Railway SD24 leads an empty coal train north (railroad west) over US 23.
A Southern SD24 rides high on a timber trestle just south of Duffield, Virginia. The trestle transitions to steel as it crosses US Route 23, just a 2-lane at the time. (For a color view and an alt... (more)
A pair of fairly new GE ES44AC's lead a loaded coal drag over the mountainous Appalachia District through Southwest Virginia.
A catfish on the fly: A westbound NS pusher set rolls homeward for Andover after shoving a coal train earlier on this cold and blustery evening.
A recycled SD60 belonging to Helm is the trailing unit in a three-unit NS pusher set, mushing through the remaining snow from a day before. The units shoved an eastbound coal train for the Carolin... (more)
A loaded CSX Electric Fuels unit train, utilizing NS trackage rights between Big Stone Gap and Frisco, rolls past MP18 approaching Duffield, Virginia.
Southern's Master Mechanic-Steam, Bill Purdie, has 2716's reverser moving toward the "corner" to do battle with the 1.7 percent grade just ahead eastbound at Duffield, VA. Highball!
"Do you all have '96 Tears' by Question Mark and the Mysterians?" This eastbound SMEX train passes the small country store that sometimes doubles as a Karaoke establishment in this rural southwest... (more)
An eastbound inspection train passes the recently closed depot at Duffield. Notice the semaphores have already been removed.
A worktrain laying ribbon rail prepares to head toward Big Stone Gap, with work done for the day.
A pair of SD35s that were testing rail stress through Natural Tunnel clears up for train 88 at Duffield. The units are heading into the house track, since the steam-era passing track (that once wa... (more)
Three brand new "stealth" GEs power a unit coal train on NS trackage rights. Actually these units looked pretty cool when brand new, with dark blue running gear.
CSX empty SCWX coal train U371 westbound utilizing NS trackage rights at Duffield, VA.
CSX E325 crosses US Hwy 23 at Duffield on NS' Appalachia District rails.