With the train split and tied down, the NS 723 waits for a fresh crew to continue on into Tennessee and on to Bulls Gap.
Plenty of power on the empty ECP coal hoppers headed back to Andover to reload. Of the five ES40DC's, two will become pushers for the return trip loaded
NS empty ECP coal train 723 rolls through the reverse curves at Oreton dropping downgrade toward Big Stone Gap.
Empty coal train NS 723 is tied down and split in half with an air hose connected to the back cut of cars so a brake test will not have to be performed when it is put back together.
A clean GEVO(along with seven others) leads 723 past a stop signal, main into the siding at Boone. This train will stop at Watkins before making its trek to Andover, VA. Always seems to be a 7600 ... (more)
NS 723 sits on the siding waiting for a green signal at Ford as the end of 236 passes by on the main line.
After a couple of days in two halves, NS 723 is whole again and on the move west to Bulls Gap then to Andover via the Appalachia District.
723 leaving Bristol as it passes the former site of a small SOU yard that is now nothing more than some weeds and gravel. 55 years ago this yard was where SOU diesels took over for N&W Class J's o... (more)
I have been wating on a chance to get a photo from Watkins for a while now, here it is as NS 723 passes under the signal bridge making its way west farther into Southwest Virginia with new empty E... (more)
2626 belches some smoke as the on board computer starts the engine.
Formerly CR 6849, now NS 6706 is on the point of empty hopper train 723 that will shortly transfer over from the Pulaski District to the Knoxville District and finally will do the last leg of its ... (more)
Former Conrail now NS 8388, still holding on to its Conrail horn, brings this empty hopper train into Bristol where a deadhead crew out of Bulls Gap will take it on West.
Railroad: Norfolk SouthernLocomotive: GE C40-8W (Dash 8-40CW)Location: Bristol, Virginia, USALocomotive #: NS 8388Train ID: NS 723Photo Date: February 05, 2008
NS 723 navigates the farmlands of VA as it takes CEFX empties West through Glade Spring
NS 9143 turns directly into the early morning sun with train 723 trailing.