Buckingham Branch has acquired approximately 200 miles of track from CSX from Richmond to Clifton Forge. The Buckingham Branch has bought three new GP40s and repainted their GP16s.
The local train switches box cars on the Arvonia Track for a local industry. The crew has split the train because of a highway crossing.
The local train switches some freight cars on Mullite Siding, north od Dillwyn. Today the power for this train is BB 3, a GP-16, and RF&P 101, a GP-7, owned by the Old Dominion Chapter, NRHS.
The morning mist hasn't burn off yet as the crew of Z710 get ready for the day. Our trip will be from Dillwyn to the CSX interchange at Bremo Bluff and then to the yard at Strathmore.
A detailed shot of number board and horn on Buckingham Branch's GP16.
Here is the AAR control stand of a GP-16 rebuilt by the SCL. Today this locomotive works on the Buckingham Branch Railroad.
CSX 521 waits by the siding as a derailer hides in the shadows at the bottom left.
Two old Chessie cabooses sit hidden in trees on an old spur which the switch has been removed. I took this from inside one of the C&O 903507. This seems to be a hangout for kids, they left there h... (more)