Month: November 2016

NS 211 with a UP Leader

NS Train 211 is led by UP #2689 near Linden, Virginia on 11/29/2016.

I caught Norfolk Southern train 211 coming through Linden, Va today at lunchtime with Union Pacific ET44AC #2689 in the lead. A tree fell down along Goose Creek making the shot across the field from Rte 55 near Distillery Road…

NS 057 w/ Caboose

Norfolk Southern train 057 led by SD70M-2 #2735 passes east through Linden on the NS B-line in Virginia. The empty high-and-wide train had a nice blue caboose on the end. Big thanks to Paul M. for the heads-up! Here’s the…

NS 35Q Meets NS 290 at Cody

NS train 35Q led by ES-44DC #7525 near Front Royal, Virginia on 11/6/2016

This morning I headed out to try to get some fall photos with 35Q headed east. After 35Q crept up to a stop signal between Front Royal and Linden on the siding, I figured a train was headed west on…

NS 211 with SD70-M2 Leader

NS 211 led by SD70-M2 #2756 near Linden, Virginia

Today at lunch, I caught Norfolk Southern train 211 nearing Linden, Virginia on the B-line led by NS SD70M-2 #2756 and NS D9-44CWs #9176 & 9205. There’s still some nice fall color around although it probably won’t last too much…

290 Can’t Make Linden Hill

I was able to catch NS 290 today trying to get up Linden Hill on wet rails. I think the crew stopped the train just short of the Fiery Run Road crossing when it was clear they would not be…

NS 203 w/ Standard Cab Dash-9 Leader

NS Train 203 led by D9-40C #8872 on 11/1/2016

Thanks to another heads up from TeeVeeJim, I caught a standard cab dash-9 leading Norfolk Southern train 203 yesterday evening. Fall color is looking nice along the B-line in Fauquier and Warren Counties. Photos and video are below. Photos Video

NS 211 Along Goose Creek

NS 211 led by NS SD60M #6780 along Goose Creek on 11/1/2016

Thanks to a heads up from TeeVeeJim, I caught Norfolk Southern train 211 at the Sage Road crossing in Markham, Virginia. Power was NS SD60M #6780, SD90MAC #7338 (still in Indiana Railroad paint) and D8-40CW #8332. Photos Video