Author: spgass

NS 203 Running Around NS 201 at Berryville

I drove up to Berryville, Virginia today on the Norfolk Southern Shenandoah Valley Line and found southbound NS train 201 waiting at a stop signal. I thought perhaps 201 was waiting for a meet with a northbound train, but the…

NS 203 at Distillery Road

Norfolk Southern train 203 was led by NS ES-44DC #7520 on March 30, 2022 past the old cider distillery at Belle Meade near Linden, Virginia. Train 203 has sometimes had DPUs recently but here the power was all up front.

NS 779 with Mid-train and Rear DPUs

Norfolk Southern train 779 with empty PGNX hoppers is over two miles long climbing Linden Hill on the NS B-Line in Virginia led by AC44C6Ms 4446 & 4370 with mid-train DPUs ES-44AC 8180 & SD70ACC 1834 and rear DPUs ES-44ACs…

K89 on the Shenandoah Valley Line

Today I caught Norfolk Southern train K89 (light engine NS D9-44CW #9831 heading south on the Shenandoah Valley Line near Riverton. That makes two short ones in a row after seeing NS 995 last week. Here’s a photo of K89…

NS 995 East at Belle Meade

Norfolk Southern train 995 was led by SD70ACe #1006 today east through the hamlet of Belle Meade on the NS B-Line in Virginia. The business car NS 1 is said to be Richmond bound. Here is a video:

Doubling the Hill: NS 227 on Linden Hill

A late running Norfolk Southern train 227 from yesterday stalled this morning on Linden Hill in Virginia. The power then proceeded west with the mixed freight half of the train and left to the siding between Cody and Woods near…

Winter Scene: NS 211 at Linden

Norfolk Southern train 211 was led by NS SD70ACe #1002 today as it made its way eastward on the NS B-Line, cresting the Blue Ridge on Linden Hill at Manassas Gap. Photos and video are below. Photos Video

2022 NS B-Line Calendars Available

2022 NS Train Calendar

I’ve finished my annual railroad photography calendar. It’s a 12 month calendar featuring pictures along the scenic Norfolk Southern B-line in Virginia and includes scenes capturing the beauty throughout the year with a variety of locomotives featured including the iconic…

NS 8114 Leading 92X through Markham

I’ve been working on my 2022 train calendar and was surprised to notice I had never posted this photo and video of Norfolk Southern ES-44AC #8114 (original Norfolk Southern Railway heritage unit) pulling work train 92X west through Markham, Virginia…

Trains this Fall

I’ve gotten a little behind in posting here. I’ll try to catch up in one post sharing some of the train pics and video I shot this fall below. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Photos Video