June 14, 1987: Even though this is now a Norfolk Southern operation, the daily "C" train is led by a classic Southern Railway GP38-2 this evening. The train has just passed the control p... (more)
Southern train 90--a radio "C" train bound for Bulls Gap, TN--has just crested the grade at Oreton, VA, on the Appalachia Division on June 11, 1984. The train has also just crossed from ... (more)
Sunday, October 11, 1987: "The Last of the Mohicans"---
The merger between Southern Railway and Norfolk & Western to create today's Norfolk Southern was consummated in 1982. Late that... (more)
An afternoon C Train eases downgrade in yard limits as it approaches the home signal at the junction with CSX at Big Stone Gap.
As Bob Dylan sang, "...the times, they are a-changin'..." At Andover, VA in 1988, the yard crew is switching the cab track. The three units represent the two predecessor roads of NS, spl... (more)
Early in the morning, a westbound light three-unit pusher set heads for home at Andover after shoving a unit coal train to Dan'lboone earlier. Conductor "Teeny" Huff (left) and Engineer Merl Snodg... (more)
An eastbound "C" train for Bulls Gap has just passed the still-new east end of the siding at Boone, VA. The coal train will add fill tonnage at Yuma before continuing to Tennessee.
An eastbound "radio" Yuma Turn drops downgrade at Harvey, VA.
Eastbound coal train eases through Natural Tunnel
Eastbound C train at Wildcat (Harvey)