NS 770 rolls eastbound by the idled Tacoma Fuels loader at Tacoma, Virginia on ex-N&W rails.
The power for the eastbound NS 770 loaded coal train lets out some heat, as it works on getting up to speed after heading through Circleville..
NS 770 flies through Abingdon doing at least 50 MPH with 5 GEVOs in run 8 (two were in DPU on the rear).
NS 770 breaks the silence through the small town of Max Meadows just as the last rays of sunlight begin to fall below the horizon.
With GEVOs at both ends, NS 770 moves coal loads East through Max Meadows, VA.
The two DPUs on 770 shove hard to get the rear of the train up the grade near Wyndale.
DPUs help at the rear of train 770 through Max Meadows, VA.
The DPUs on 770 work hard to get the train up to track speed which is double the speed they were doing.
Two DPUs shove hard to get the 770 rolling east out of the yard in Bristol.
These rear end distributed power units work hard to move this loaded ECP brake coal train, NS 770, East toward Roanoke and eventually to Clover, VA.
The DPUs on 770 work hard to get the train rolling after a crew change took place at the head end.
The end of NS 770 rounds a curve near the 404 milepost as it heads into rural territory east of Bristol.
NS 7560 leads two other GEVO units eastbound on loaded coal train 770 as it drifts along US Highway 23 through Duffield, VA at 10:50 a.m. This is a test train testing the use of distributed power ... (more)
A touch of blue brightens up NS Roanoke South Yard. Rare to see a blue SD-40 leading in VA.
Roster shot of a new thoroughbred