Tag: D9-44CW

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…

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

NS 12Z Northbound on the Shenandoah Valley Line

This morning, I went out and caught Norfolk Southern train 12Z northbound at Acorn Hill (the south end of the siding at Bentonville, Virginia). This location is on the former Norfolk and Western Shenandoah Valley line south of Riverton Junction.…

Empty Hopper Trains on the B-Line

NS ES-44AC #8101 (Central of Georgia heritage unit) leads train 781 west near Front Royal, VA on 12/27/2018.

Lately, Norfolk Southern has been running some empty coal hopper trains west on the B-line. They used to mainly run up the Shenandoah Valley Line north from Roanoke, but perhaps due to crew availability they have been running a couple…

NS 203 Heading East Through Linden

NS train 203 led by D9-44CW #9658 east through Linden on 5/7/2018

Coming home from a dinner out last Monday, we saw Norfolk Southern train 203 heading east through Linden, Virginia. Power was NS D9-44CW #9658, SD70M-2 #2700, and SD70 #2560. Photos below:

NS 35Q East Past Yellow Daffodils

NS D9-44CW #9655 leads train 35Q east through Linden, VA on 4/19/2018.

Spring is in the air as Norfolk Southern train 35Q runs east up the west side of Linden Hill on the NS B-line in Virginia on April 19, 2018. A Photo and video are below. Photo Video

NS 214 West by the Flange Greaser in Linden

NS D9-44CW #9375 leads NS train 214 west through Linden, VA on 4/18/2018.

Yesterday evening, I caught Norfolk Southern train 214 heading west past the flange greaser in Linden, Virginia on the NS B-line. Flange greasers are used in areas with significant curves to reduce friction and wear between the wheel flanges and…