Author: spgass

Memories of NS 290

My friend Paul recently shared a picture of Norfolk Southern train 290 from a couple of years ago led by two Union Pacific units. He remarked that 290 often had good power from a railfan perspective. Unfortunately, Norfolk Southern discontinued…

NS 211 with PC and NYC Heritage Units Trailing

Here’s a shot from May 31, 2019 of Norfolk Southern train 211 at Fiery Run Road crossing in Fauquier County, Virginia. Power was NS ES-44DC #7622, SD70ACe #1073 (the Penn Central Railroad heritage unit), and SD70ACe #1066 (the New York…

My Dad’s 90th Birthday Party

To celebrate my dad’s 90th birthday, we rented the caboose at the Walkersville Southern Railroad during one of their steam excursions. Visiting locomotive Jeddo Coal 0-4-0T #85 provided the power. A great time was had by all and I’d highly…

Norfolk Southern Operation Awareness & Response Train

Yesterday thanks to heads-ups from Facebook friends, I got to see specially painted Norfolk Southern GP38-2 #5642 leading train 974 west through Linden, Virginia en route to Shire Oaks, Pennsylvania. This equipment is an operation awareness and response (OAR) set…

NS 13R with SD60E Leader

I was driving up to the crossing when I heard a train coming. I didn’t have time to get out of the car so was just going to grab pics of the numbers so I could post the locomotive numbers…

NS K91 with SD40-2 Leader

Norfolk Southern B-line local train K91 passed west by Linden, Virginia last Saturday with SD40-2 #3346 and three cars. In the video below, you can hear the Leslie RS3L horn on the former Conrail unit. Photo Video

NS 36Q with SD70ACU Leader

Here is a photo and video of Norfolk Southern train 36Q led by SD70ACU #7248. The Norfolk Southern SD70ACUs are rebuilt from former SD90MACs. NS #7248 is formerly a Union Pacific SD90MAC. Photo Video

Erie Heritage Unit Leading NS 203

NS train 203 was led by SD70ACe #1068, the Erie Railroad heritage unit, this evening east on the B-line through Linden, Virginia. I didn’t get there in time to set up my video camera and just grabbed a going away…