An eastbound freight leans into the curve at Bluefield, Virginia. The track in the foreground is NS's Clinch Valley Line.
The late Richard E. Markle, Mr. Markle, protects a backup move at Helmstetter's Curve on a Carl Franz Photo Special.
The last rays of sunlight are fading as Foley quickly falls into shadows. These rays highlight the brake shoe smoke and exhaust as an eastbound mixed freight descends the east side of Sand Patch. ... (more)
A westbound mixed freight grinds upgrade on Sand Patch's east slope. The few houses in Philson are located around the curve in the background.
GP30 501 has just let the passengers exit and prepares to uncouple the passenger cars from the Carl Franz Steam Photo Special. It will pull to the rear to allow WMSR 734 to back up for the photo r... (more)
The conductor, the dapper gentleman on the left, had about six more months until retirement. Although he had been offered a lump sum to take early retirement, he figured that by the time taxes, wi... (more)
A mine run pauses beside a collection pond, coal dust and mud as it prepares to work the tipple at Premier, WV.
An eastbound mixed freight passes under the ex-Western Maryland's Keystone Viaduct at Keystone, Pa. The Great Allegheny Passage hiking/biking trail now utilizes the Viaduct.
The pushers on an eastbound CSX coal drag utilizing NS trackage rights roll into the scene at Big Stone Gap, Va. The gray clouds suggest that thunderstorms are in the forecast.
U48's motive power has kicked the cab into Bruton Siding on the east side of Norton. A brakeman rides the back porch to control the cab's movement via the hand brake. The roving brakeman rides in ... (more)
A Knox and Kane steam tourist train makes its way through Allegheny National Forest near Marienville, Pa.
A westbound empty hopper train winds its way through the east end of Bluefield Yard.
Westbound NS 885 makes its way to the ex-N&W's Norton Yard as the last rays of golden sunlight illuminate the deck of Big Lawson Trestle and the trestle base disappears into the shadows.
Northbound containers roll through Taylors, SC.
Operation Lifesaver No. 9254 leads 20Q through Wilmerding and Wall approaching the Pitcairn Intermodal Terminal.