On a quiet and cool spring night, the only sounds that can be heard is the occasional passing automobile and the deer stomping the leaves in the nearby woods. With the signal indicating a clear, i... (more)
NS V40, the Bristol/Rural Retreat turn, pulls into the siding at Abingdon to meet an eastbound on the return leg of their trip.
The lights of the inbound local train V40 cuts through the fog and continues east for Royal Building Products for a pickup.
The sun is setting in the west as the local V40 holds on the siding at Schuleen for a clear signal. This pair of EMD SD40-2 locomotives originate out of the Bristol yard and work as far as Rural R... (more)
Just before nightfall after a strong March thunderstorm, the lights glisten off the wet ties as Norfolk Southern's V40 local crawls eastbound through the cut, across the river and continues toward... (more)
Its "Blue Hour" in Marion Virginia and all the lights are still burning inside the historic Marion depot as the V40 breaks the silence and rattles the windows as it rounds the bend and c... (more)
The clouds move out and the moon provides just enough light to illuminate Norfolk Southern's local train V40 as it is tied down for the night on the siding in Marion Virginia.
One of Bristol's locals, sporting a 39 year old ex-Southern on the point, is preparing to call it a day as the light begins to fade.
Bristol-based local trundling east --- a railroad scene that has been witnessed thousands of times over the years by an historic house on Hillman Highway.
It's a quiet Friday afternoon in the quaint hamlet of Meadowview, Va., until the sound of westbound local freight No. V40 momentarily breaks the stillness, permeating the air with the sound of a s... (more)
Two ex-N&W pieces, one still working, the other retired.
Lead unit, originally delivered to PRR in Feb. 1966, is still going strong. Rear unit is a ex NW built in Sep. 1973.
The afternoon local has just come to a stop and will be tied down for the night. The whole train is in this image.
Heading east to make local deliveries and pick-ups.