Tag: D9-44CW

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…

NS 214 Pushing NS 12R Over Linden Hill

NS 214's power is pushing NS 12R up over Linden Hill on 3/10/2018.

After Norfolk Southern train 12R stalled heading west up Linden Hill, NS train 214 coupled up and pushed 12R over the hill. The trains then separated and continued west on the NS B-line in Virginia. Photos and video are below.…

NS 35Q East Up Linden Hill

NS train 35Q is led by D9-44CW #9375 east up Linden Hill on 3/5/2018.

Here are a couple shots of Norfolk Southern train 35Q climbing east up Linden Hill yesterday. In the winter time, you can see Green Hill in the background. Power was D9-44CW #9375 and D8-40CW #8327. Photos