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)
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)
With a fresh coat of paint "The General” is already shut down for the day on the Dillwyn team track outside the depot. This engine was bought from the Defense Logistic Agency back when the Bucking... (more)
Stopping to switch
ODCX 101 and BB 1 bring their train across the bridge and back on to home rails. The train is returning from CSX Strathmore Yard. A cut of empty WVCX (Westvaco Corp.) woodchip hoppers make up to... (more)
The local train switches box cars on the Arvonia Track for a local industry. The crew has split the train because of a highway crossing.
The local train switches some freight cars on Mullite Siding, north od Dillwyn. Today the power for this train is BB 3, a GP-16, and RF&P 101, a GP-7, owned by the Old Dominion Chapter, NRHS.
The morning mist hasn't burn off yet as the crew of Z710 get ready for the day. Our trip will be from Dillwyn to the CSX interchange at Bremo Bluff and then to the yard at Strathmore.
A detailed shot of number board and horn on Buckingham Branch's GP16.