Empty Norfolk Southern coal train 741 rolls east through Norton, VA on the former Interstate Railroad mainline. The train is passing a lone NS caboose in the former Interstate Yard on the west si... (more)
756 rolls through Vulcan, passing the soon to be replaced intermediate signals, with a Tophat with a nice RS5T horn leading.
After making set offs and pickups at Nitro, NS 380 passes Diehl's Restaurant, a family owned favorite in Nitro. While it's almost 3pm, the parking lot is nearly packed as guests enjoy home cooked ... (more)
NS 185 rolls out of one of the Hatfield Tunnels and back into West Virginia after a brief trek through Kentucky. Tunnels take their name from the former in the Hatfield McCoy feud, as they owned ... (more)
NS 8803 leads B11 through Streator, headed east on a cold evening.
NS 379 heads into the first of two deep cuts on it's journey to Cincinnati over NS's Dayton Disrtict. Note: Wright Patterson Air Force Base can be seen in the distance.
Preparing to load a unit train at Kopper Glo off the Clearfork Branch, NS spots mtys under the 200 foot tall coal loadout silo which holds about 8,000 tons of cleaned and prepped coal. They load i... (more)
Let the loading begin. With 8,000 tons of coal above our heads, the first mpty is loaded from the control room at the Kopper Glo prep plant.
Today's B11 is led by an NS standard C40-9 cab, equipped with a very nice sounding RS5T.
Running 'wrong main' on track 2, a short eastbound 375 tentatively proceeds under variably cloudy skies.
NS 51J with a NS C40-9, a NS GP38AC, and a NS yard SD40-2 #6186 has tiger stripes.
8803 leads a northbound coal train at Hays, an interesting section of Pittsburgh where NS, CSX, and the AVR all operate.