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Photo ID: 555961

Just days before Norfolk Southern would mothball the eastern end of its former Virginian Princeton-Deepwater District, eastbound loads met westbound empties between... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Harper, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8135
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: September 27, 2015


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Nov 25, 2015

Views: 6,291
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Photo ID: 553908

Well...that can't be good

It seems the 2% grades of the Princeton-Deepwater District have taken a toll on U85, today's train being one of the last of the ex-VGN hill runs. As the tr... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Clarks Gap, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8135
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: September 27, 2015


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By: Michael Sullivan

Added: Nov 10, 2015

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Photo ID: 553769

Classic Covel

With the news of the Elmore to Kellysville section of the ex-Virginian P-D District being shut down in favor of the lower-grade Guyandot River Branch, the days of 2... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Covel, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8135
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: September 27, 2015


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By: Michael Sullivan

Added: Nov 09, 2015

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Photo ID: 551102

What a sight to behold! The famed trestle at Garwood on the former Virginian really is quite something. In a thundering roar, a trio of NS motors labor up the Elmore Grade on a crystal clea... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Garwood, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8127
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: September 24, 2015


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By: Peter Lewis

Added: Oct 21, 2015

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Photo ID: 548357

NS U85 spans Garwood trestle on a dreary September evening on the former Virginian Princeton-Deepwater District. The dismal weather conditions compliment the future of this line, as NS looks to a... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Garwood, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8135
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: September 27, 2015


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Sep 28, 2015

Views: 12,109
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Photo ID: 548353

Coming downgrade in full dynamics,, U85 works eastbound toward Princeton and across the tallest trestle on the former Virginian Railway main line to Elmore, West Virginia. In less than a week, th... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Kegley, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9422
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: September 26, 2015


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By: Hunter Richardson

Added: Sep 28, 2015

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Photo ID: 548316

NS Hill Run U85 soars 200 feet above Kegley, WV on the Black Lick Trestle, located at milepost 344.4 of the former Virginian Railway Princeton-Deepwater District. This line is being mothballed on ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Kegley, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9422
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: September 26, 2015


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By: Chip Allen

Added: Sep 28, 2015

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Photo ID: 548315

On the last weekend of operations on the ex-Virginian Princeton-Deepwater District, a single hill run operated between Elmore and Princeton with two engines out front and 100 loads behind. Here, t... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Matoaka, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9422
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: September 26, 2015


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By: Chip Allen

Added: Sep 28, 2015

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Photo ID: 548237

Coming downgrade in full dynamics, U85 works eastbound toward Princeton and across the tallest trestle on the former Virginian Railway main line to Elmore, WV. In less than a week, this scene wil... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Kegley, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9422
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: September 26, 2015


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By: Hunter Richardson

Added: Sep 28, 2015

Views: 1,322
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Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 548198

A Hill Run lugs coal up to the summit of the ex-Virginia in Clark's Gap. This was the second run of the day, and would be combined with cars from a morning run to make a huge train to send east. I... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Bud, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8127
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: September 24, 2015


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By: GeoffLassahn

Added: Sep 27, 2015

Views: 1,170
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Photo ID: 548100

On the former Virginian Railway, an eastbound loaded coal train bound for Princeton has just climbed the steep grade to Clarks Gap. At Clarks Gap, the trains pushers were removed and sent back li... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Matoaka, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9422
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: September 26, 2015


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By: Hunter Richardson

Added: Sep 26, 2015

Views: 2,232
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Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 547893

The first "hill job" of the morning exits Tunnel #12 and crosses the high trestle at Micajah, WV on this beautiful fall morning. Scenes like this will be gone after the October 1st shut... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Micajah, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8127
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: September 24, 2015


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By: Grady F. McKinley

Added: Sep 25, 2015

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Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 514647

After ascending Clark's Gap with six motors and 100 loads, light engines return west to Elmore, passing the Virginian searchlight signals at Herndon with NS' Virginian Railway heritage SD70ACe bri... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Herndon, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1069
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: January 10, 2015


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Jan 15, 2015

Views: 3,212
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Photo ID: 514404

An almost step back in time... Norfolk Southern's Virginian Railway SD70ACe is framed by the former Virginian electric catenary at Alpoca as a set of motors return light to the Virginian ya... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Alpoca, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1069
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: January 10, 2015


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Jan 13, 2015

Views: 3,193
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Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 466028

Pocahontas Division train U85 is seen soaring high above Gooney Otter Hollow as it crosses the former Virginian Railway curved trestle at Garwood, WV. The loco set is returning downhill to Elmore... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Garwood, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1073
Train ID: NS U85
Photo Date: January 12, 2014


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By: Norfolk Southern Corp

Added: Jan 12, 2014

Views: 8,724
Comments: 7

Favorited: 53
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