Category: Videos

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

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…

NS K91 with SD40-2 Leader

Norfolk Southern B-line local train K91 passed west by Linden, Virginia last Saturday with SD40-2 #3346 and three cars. In the video below, you can hear the Leslie RS3L horn on the former Conrail unit. Photo Video

NS 36Q with SD70ACU Leader

Here is a photo and video of Norfolk Southern train 36Q led by SD70ACU #7248. The Norfolk Southern SD70ACUs are rebuilt from former SD90MACs. NS #7248 is formerly a Union Pacific SD90MAC. Photo Video

Dollywood Steam Train

Over Spring Break, we visited relatives in East Tennessee and also visited Dollywood. The hourly steam train ride there was very popular…. every trip looked full or nearly so. Dollywood 2-8-2 #70, also known as Cinderella, led the train and…