Author: spgass

The CSX in Ashland

On our way home from a family trip, one of my daughters mentioned getting hungry as we were nearing Ashland, Virginia so I decided it was the perfect time for dinner in picturesque Ashland, where the tracks pass right through…

CNJ Heritage Unit Leading NS Train 203

Norfolk Southern train 203 heads east on the NS B-Line through Linden, Virginia led by the Central Railroad of New Jersey heritage unit (NS SD70ACe #1071) on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. A photo and video are below. Photograph Video

Happy Independence Day!

Yesterday, Union Pacific SD70AHs #9086 & 8981 with C44AC #6739 led Norfolk Southern train 214 west on the NS B-Line through Delaplane and Linden, Virginia. I thought the UP trio of units in American flag paint was very fitting for…

N&W Class J 611 Ferry Move

Yesterday, I had the good fortune of seeing Norfolk and Western Class J #611 in tow on her way to the Strasburg Rail Road, where she will spend the next few months for numerous events including public excursions. Here is…

Norfolk Southern Camp Train

A Norfolk Southern Maintenance of Way camp train has been parked in Front Royal, Virginia recently on the wye and old spur behind the fire department. NS uses camp cars to house MoW employees rather than put them up in…

NS M6T Derailment at Riverton Junction

Closeup: NS train M6T derailed at Riverton Junction, Virginia on 3/4/2021.

Norfolk Southern train M6T (an extra version of 16T) derailed on the curve while moving north through Riverton Junction, Virginia on March 4, 2021. Riverton Junction is where the former Norfolk and Western Shenandoah Valley Line crosses the former Southern…