A great way to start off the forth of July sees the Lehigh Valley heritage unit leading 785 westbound out of Asheville at Craggy.
Fresh from unloading at CP&L Skyland on the Blue Ridge Southern Railroad, NS 785 runs through the rain between the CP's at Jasper and Tito with the Lehigh Valley heritage unit leading.
The Lehigh Valley heritage unit passes a very fitting American flag while on it's journey into the Appalachian mountains on Independence day, 2016. Happy 4th of July everyone.
NS 785 is hard chargin past "The Hob Nob" heading toward the small coal town of Appalachia Virginia.
Canadian cowl units are a rare treat, especially in the Asheville area. Here one of CN's cowl units leads the empties hoppers from the Lake Julian (Skyland) power plant back into the yard in Ashe... (more)
An empty train waits for a new crew at Elmore on a foggy, fall morning.
NS 785 clear signal at Yuma Westbound
NS 6158 leads a westbound 785 through downtown Gate City. The two trailing units (SD50 and a SD40-2) have died and the lone SD40-2 is wound up keeping the 100 car empty train rolling.
NS 785 west has a high nose GP38-2 leading a ex CR GP38-2 and a ex CR GP40-2 westbound around Sawmill Curve just west of Gate City.
No, the photo is not crooked, that is the way it really looks as this 785 drifts downgrade on a 10mph slow order at Speers Ferry. That is the CSX (CRR) mainline in the background.
NS 785 west topping the hill at Watkins with a sweet trio of geeps...
CR 3413 leads 785 as it whines in dynamic braking at Speers Ferry
NS 785 westbound coming under the signal bridge at Watkins with CR 3413-NS 5102-NS 6121-NS 1597 which sounded AWESOME!
785 charges westbound out of the corporate limits of Gate City behind a soon to be retired SD50