Author: spgass

Empty Hopper Trains on the B-Line

NS ES-44AC #8101 (Central of Georgia heritage unit) leads train 781 west near Front Royal, VA on 12/27/2018.

Lately, Norfolk Southern has been running some empty coal hopper trains west on the B-line. They used to mainly run up the Shenandoah Valley Line north from Roanoke, but perhaps due to crew availability they have been running a couple…

2019 B-Line Calendars Now Available

2019 Norfolk Southern B-Line Calendar

I’m pleased to announce my annual calendar of shots from the Norfolk Southern B-line is now available. Click here to learn more, preview all shots, and order. Thank you for your support!

Colorful Power by Colorful Trees

NS Train 211 heads east near Front Royal, Va on 10/31/2018.

Yesterday, thanks to a heads up from Matt N. in New Jersey I caught Norfolk Southern train 211 with a BNSF-UP-NS lashup. The units included BNSF ES44C4 #6816, Union Pacific SD70ACe #8660 and NS SD70ACe #1000. A photo and video…

NS 228 with an SD70 Leading

Norfolk Southern train 228 is led by NS SD70 #2576, D8-40CW #8463 andPRLX SD70MAC #9559 east through Markham, VA on 10/20/2018.

Many thanks to Cadence for his heads-up on Norfolk Southern train 228 yesterday with SD70 #2576 leading. A photo from Markham and video from Delaplane, Virginia are below. Photo Video

BNSF Leader on NS 211

NS train 211 passes a MoW train at the top of Linden Hill in Virginia on 10/10/2018.

Last week, I saw Norfolk Southern train 211 led by BNSF ES44C4s #6784 & #6514 with NS ES-44DC #7560 down Linden Hill on its way to Atlanta. Photos and video are below. Photos Video

Penn Central Heritage Unit Leads NS 203

NS SD70ACe #1073 (Penn Central heritage unit) leads train 203 east down Linden Hill on the NS B-line on 10/06/2018.

Norfolk Southern SD70ACe #1073 led NS train 203 east down Linden Hill on the NS B-line in Virginia today. My daughters waited patiently with me as first NS 228 went by, then NS 35Q, and finally NS 203 with the…

GMTX SD60 Trailing on NS 12R

GMTX SD60 #9014 trails on NS train 12R on 10/06/2018.

Thanks to a heads-up from Cadence H., I found GMTX SD60 #9014 trailing on Norfolk Southern train 12R stopped at Success on the H-line north of Front Royal, Virginia. Pics:

SD70 Leading NS 228

NS SD70 #2539 leads NS train 228 as it makes its pickup at the Virginia Inland Port on 9/29/2018.

Norfolk Southern SD70 #2539 leads NS train 228 as it picks up at the Virginian Inland Port in Cedarville, Virginia on the NS H-line. The ex-N&W H-line is also known as the Shenandoah Valley Line. This photo was taken on…