BB 1 "The Pete Peters" fresh out of the Staunton locomotive shop. The now rebuilt GP16 was originally built as Louisville and Nashville GP7 L&N 404 in 1951.
BB 1 "The Pete Peters" was originally built as Louisville and Nashville L&N 404 in 1951.
Buckingham Branch GP7 # 1 passes Alpha on the run from Dillwyn down to the ex-C&O James River line junction with eight wood chip cars bound for a large paper mill in Covington VA. Each of the wood... (more)
A view from a time before the BB operated a LOT less trackage than they do now. In just a few years, the BB would go from a sleepy branchline operator to the largest shortline operator in Virgini... (more)
Eastbound BBRR freight, east of Dillwyn, VA with GP7 No. 8851 on October 28, 1991.
Hoping to catch the BB in action in the original 18 mile line from Dillwyn to Bremo Bluff, we arrived only to find two immaculate Geeps parked with the next day's train but no work to do. BB 1 is ... (more)
BB 1 sporting new paint and the addition of yellow, visibility-enhancing zebra striping rests after a day's work at the BBRR office near downtown Charlottesville. Portion of the former C&O statio... (more)
The Buckingham Branch RR local from Dillwyn has arrived at Bremo and is waiting for clearance onto CSX's Rivanna Sub before heading west to Strathmore. 8851 was delivered to the BBRR in '88 and bu... (more)
Stopping to switch
BB 1 gets Washed before headed out to run the local down the line.