The Virginian heritage unit leads westbound train 135 around the lower loop of High Fill on the Old Fort loops in western North Carolina.
The eastbound Powhatan Arrow excursion crosses the high trestle across the Big Otter river near Lowry, VA.
Catawba coal loads for Plant Marshall split the signals at Murphy Junction in Asheville on a beautiful late Winter morning.
Asheville-Bridgewater local P87 grinds up the loops in Western North Carolina with woodchips from Bristol Industries in tow as they pass through Jarrett's Tunnel.
Arch bridges are a hallmark feature of Norfolk Southern's Piedmont region, especially along the former mainline of the Southern Railway.
Here train 173 crosses the calm waters of the Broad Rive... (more)
Parts of four different railroads can be seen in this one image. Former Union Pacific power passes a Southern Railway station with a Seaboard System caboose on display. All while using Norfolk S... (more)
The final jump of the Circus train between two cities is underway as the Blue Unit crosses the trestle at Dothan, WV on the former Virginian Railway.
For only the second time (and the first to run the entire route) in the last 15 months a loaded coal train uses the former Clinchfield mainline. The train is seen here passing the classic CRR mil... (more)
Multiple locomotives rest at Asheville's fuel pad waiting for upcoming assignments:
Of note, NS 8114 and two UP's (off 76M), Another set of power (NS/UP) for 51E, as well as a lashup of NS/UP... (more)
Southbound manifest Q539 passes intermediate signals near Delano, TN on its southbound run to Atlanta.
Southbound Brice (Cliffside) coal loads cross the Broad River trestle south of Forest City, NC on a beautiful Spring afternoon.
The eastbound return leg of the "Roanoker" crosses the high trestle at Kate's Creek near Goodview Virginia on a cool Spring afternoon in the Commonwealth.
The southbound return leg of "The Virginian" crosses the high trestle across the Big Otter river near Evington (located between Altavista and Lynchburg) on a crystal clear day in the Vir... (more)
The northbound return of the "Charlotte Special" passes through the small community of Landis, NC on a beautiful early Spring day in the Piedmont or North Carolina.
135 slowly snakes it's way up Old Fort mountain at one of the many crossing of Mill Creek just west of Old Fort, NC.