Month: July 2016

NS 211 w/ RS3L Horn

Today at lunchtime I caught Norfolk Southern Train 211 passing east through Markham, Virginia on the B-line with NS D8-40CW #8442, D9-44CWs #8970 & 9057. The leader is an ex-Conrail unit equipped with a Leslie RS3L horn.

N&W 611 in 2016 Video

I’ve already posted most of the individual scenes, but I put everything together into a 611 in 2016 video covering the Norfolk and Western Class J #611 excursions this year out of Manassas. Scenes include Manassas, Rectortown, Front Royal, Gainesville,…

NS High and Wide Train with SD40-2 Leader

NS SD40-2 #3381 leads train 981 westbound at Linden, Virginia

Today I lucked out and was able to catch NS Train 981 over Linden Hill at lunchtime with an ex-Conrail SD40-2 leader (RS3L horn). The train is destined for Selingsgrove, Pennsylvania where a power plant is being converted from coal…

Norfolk Southern SD70ACUs

Eastbound Freight Train - Front Royal, Virginia - July 5, 2016

Yesterday at lunchtime I saw a freight train creep up to the control point at Cody near Linden, Virginia. Power was D9-44CW #8950, SD70ACU #7297, SD60I #6745, and ES-44AC #8160. The second unit is a SD70ACU rebuilt from a Union…

NS 227 with Penn Central Heritage Unit Leading

Norfolk Southern SD70ACe #1073 leads NS 227 near Linden on the B-line – July 4, 2016

In 2012, Norfolk Southern Railway painted 20 heritage units in special paint schemes honoring NS’s predecessor railroads. The Penn Central Heritage Unit (NS SD70ACe #1073) led NS Train 227 this morning by Linden, Virginia. Thanks to Busch-Hog Photography for the…

Norfolk Southern SD75M Leaders

Norfolk Southern SD75 #2804 leads NS 203 near Linden on the B-line - May 5, 2016

I received word of multiple nice trains today (another high and wide special, the Penn Central heritage unit leading NS228, NS290 with a new GE ET44AC unit)… but the only train I could fit into my schedule was NS211 with…