A stack train takes the siding at Wytheville to meet an eastbound general freight back in 1998. Traffic on this once important interroad passenger route was down to two freights a day when NS was ... (more)
A westbound stack train rolls around the curve at the old N&W passenger station. This line used to host a strong inter-road (with Southern) passenger service, with three through trains in each dir... (more)
A westbound stack train eases to a stop at the west end of the siding at Marion, VA so the two crews can swap trains.
NS 6615 will eventually be put back together and be repainted and renumbered to NS 7012
A rather large assortment of power heads up train 37Q heading west toward Boiling Springs, PA on the Lurgan Branch south of Harrisburg. In addition to the increasingly rare SD60 leader, CP, CN and... (more)
An NS crew picks its way through the yard at Norton. This facility was once a joint yard, used by both the N&W and the L&N (later Seaboard System). The latter vacated the premises in 1986 in favor... (more)
In fine N&W and Southern tradition a westbound hopper train departs Bluefield with 6615 leading 8605....long hood forward of course. By the time of this photo most trains I shot on this trip were ... (more)
A westbound Bristol Line train makes a stop at Max Meadows for a crew change.
A nice set of SD60s breaks the monotony of widecab Dash 9s in South Yard as they sit tied down on the lead of NS coal train 830.
Lots of action at Wilton on the 2nd to last day of 2008.
NS 6615 shows up as 968 finished sorting camp cars in the Wilton Yard.
Crawling up the Briar Mountain Branch with mtys for the coal loadout, mine run U20 and crew throw up a friendly wave. As shown, the branch cuts off amongst cliffs and is twisty throughout.
Better get a good look at Glen Alum tunnel before the Heartland Corridor project begins. Mine run U23 backs up and will soon head up the Briar Mt. Br on the other side with two motors on the head ... (more)
An NS conductor hand throws the switch to the Briar Mtn. Br. Note the old masonary work holding up the cliffs. The train is going to load a "Met" coal train.