Tag: front royal

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.”

SD40-2 At Front Royal

Norfolk Southern SD40-2 in Front Royal, Virginia on 4/22/2018.

Last Sunday, I swung by the old Front Royal station on the ex-N&W Shenandoah Valley Line and found Norfolk Southern SD40-2 #3333 sitting there. According to Chris Toth’s site NS #3333 is an ex-Conrail unit, built in 1977.

NS 16T and 51K on the H-Line

NS train 16T is led by NS SD60E #7008 northbound near Front Royal, Va on 9/13/2017.

Yesterday evening, I caught Norfolk Southern trains 16T and 51K head north toward Front Royal on the ex-N&W H-line (aka the Shenandoah Valley line). Power on 16T was NS SD60E #7008 and D9-44CWs #9824 & #9428. 51K’s power was NS…

Norfolk Southern B-Line 2017 Calendar

The images from the Norfolk Southern B-Line 2017 Calendar

This twelve-month 2017 Calendar I put together features pictures along the scenic Norfolk Southern B-line in Virginia. Scenes include Broad Run, The Plains, Marshall, Markham, Linden, and Front Royal. Power includes SD40-2s, E-units, an SD70, foreign power, the NS Office…

NS Rail Train in Front Royal

NS D9-44CW #9736 running long hood forward on a rail train in Front Royal, Va on 10/3/2016

Driving home today after a dentist appointment, I spotted this Norfolk Southern rail train along the B-line near Front Royal, Virginia led by dash-9 #9736 running long hood forward. I’m guessing it was picking up old rail that was replaced…

NS 290 Near Front Royal

NS Train 290 Nearing Front Royal led by NS D9-44CW #9969 on 8/22/2016

The train I saw today was nothing special. It was just dash-9 widecabs for power (NS’s most common road power–they have over 1000 of these units) leading NS 290. However, it was a beautiful day to be outside for a…

N&W 611 in 2016 Video

I’ve already posted most of the individual scenes, but I put everything together into a 611 in 2016 video covering the Norfolk and Western Class J #611 excursions this year out of Manassas. Scenes include Manassas, Rectortown, Front Royal, Gainesville,…