Author: spgass

Rainbow at Woods

The west end of the siding along the B-line in Front Royal is known as Woods. I was driving by there along Happy Creek Road and saw this rainbow there. Too bad there wasn’t a westbound train coming along…

NS SD70ACC #1801 Leading NS train 12R

Yesterday, Norfolk Southern SD70ACC #1801 (yellow mane paint scheme) and SD70ACU #7313 led NS train 12R over Linden Hill on the NS B-line in Virginia with mid-train DPUs D9-44CW #9257 and SD70ACe #1213. Photos and video below. Photos Video

NS 777 on Linden Hill

On Thursday I caught Norfolk Southern train 777 (empty hoppers) led by NS ES-44AC #8151, SD70ACC #1813, ES-44DC #7666, D9-44CW #9636, AC44C6Ms #4047 & #4166 heading west up Linden Hill. Photo Video

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…