Former N&W SD40-2, 1639 and 6129, bring an eastbound coal train into Bluefield yard past N&W 611 waiting on an out-bound track to go west with a ferry run to Portsmouth, OH. Several freight cars h... (more)
Norfolk Southern Columbia local P28 is notching up and blowing smoke as they get up to speed for a run down the SC-Line toward Orangeburg.
This morning NS 28T came into Columbia with a typical D9W leading. Much to my surprise, it was swapped at the yard for this SD40-2 to make the journey from Columbia to Charleston. However, the l... (more)
Several hours of track work that shut down both mains forced several crews to go on the law before they reached their destination. NS P60 was one of those trains, and was forced to tie down at Chu... (more)
NS P60 meets its westbound counterpart P61 near milepost 1 on the Salisbury-Asheville main. Fans of the Norfolk and Western would approve of the lead locomotives on both trains.
NS 1639,8008,1596,8567 scream around a tight curve near Bluefield with coal loads. At the time with units running long hood in front and all the steam era facilities still scattered along the righ... (more)
As the warm glow of a fall sunset fades in the sky, sparks fly from the tip of the torch. By dawn nothing would be left of 1639's cab.
NS G64 heads toward Langdale Yard with an ex-N&W veteran doing all the work.
Northbound NS 368 breaks the early morning silence of Toccoa Georgia as it passes under the signals.