Author: spgass

2020 Rail Photography Calendars Available

Twelve-month Norfolk Southern B-line rail photography calendars are now available for 2020. I very much appreciate the support if you would like to order one for yourself or as a gift for someone. Highlights from this year’s calendar include snow…

NS 203 Train Song

Here’s another train song I wrote. This is a music video for an original song I wrote entitled “NS 203.” The song is about Norfolk Southern train 203 as it makes its way through the Virginias en route from Rutherford,…

Recent Heritage Units

The last week has been good for seeing Norfolk Southern heritage units in my area. Last Saturday morning, I saw the original NS and the Monongahela heritage units leading NS 777 with empty hoppers west over Linden Hill. Then in…

Fall Foliage Pictures

When the fall colors are good, I don’t care much about whether the power is special. I just want to get pictures of any train with a good backdrop. Here are a couple of pictures from late October.

Norfolk and Western 611 Ferry Move

Yesterday evening, I took the girls to see the Norfolk and Western Class J #611 go by. It was towed by a diesel to conserve fuel over the ferry move from Strasburg Railroad to the North Carolina Transportation Museum, but…

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is breast cancer awareness month and on October 5, 2019, I happened to see this Norfolk Southern Maintenance of Way boxcar parked in Front Royal, Virginia. The lettering on the side reads “Maintaining a Way for a Cure.”

Strasburg Rail Road: Renuion of N&W Steam

On September 29th, we went to Strasburg Rail Road in Pennsylvania to ride behind Norfolk & Western Class J #611. This was during their A Reunion of Steam event with Norfolk & Western Class M #475. Photos and video are…