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  1. CSX Portsmouth Sub

    CSX Portsmouth Sub

    Outbound freight CSXT 781-23 clears the Yard Limits on the Portsmouth sub on its journey west.
  2. NS-820


    Another inbound coal train closes on Norfolk, its load destined for the hold of a waiting collier moored at NS' Lamberts Point Coaling facility.
  3. Waiting For The Clear

    Waiting For The Clear

    Virginia Division local, NP61, having just finished working a local tank farm, waits patiently for a clear signal to finish backing into Portlock Yard in Chesapeake, VA. NS-V17, on the left is passing, pulling a stack train west. NP61 is interesting in that its consists of an SD40-2 teamed up...
  4. PO 51 Departs White Sulphur Springs Station, WV

    PO 51 Departs White Sulphur Springs Station, WV

    PO51 pull hard as it leaves the station at White Sulfur Springs, WV on a balmy fall day.
  5. NS Bridge 5 in Norfolk

    NS Bridge 5 in Norfolk

    In the shadow of NS' Corporate Headquarters are bridge 5 and 5A. Serving mostly traffic for the Lamberts Point coal facility, bridge 5 is seen here in position for the local hostler tho shuttle power to the various facilities. Bridge 5A, seen raised in the background, originally served...
  6. NS-Norfolk

    Comment by 'NS-Norfolk' in media 'Cold Day'

    Great sense of perspective, the shot speaks well to its title.
  7. Night along the C&O

    Night along the C&O

    Here, a set of classic C&O cantilever signals stand guard though the night at the east end of White Sulfur Sprigs, WV.
  8. C&O Signals at Callaghan, WV

    C&O Signals at Callaghan, WV

    There are times when a B&W image communicates a sense of timelessness. Here, the C & O Signals at Callaghan, WV stand vigil over the main line, their heads slightly cocked to be better seen by a train approaching from around a curve.
  9. AMTRAK PO50 at Hillsdale, WV

    AMTRAK PO50 at Hillsdale, WV

    Amtrak PO 50 rounds the bend at Hillsdale, WV passing under a set of classic C & O Cantilever Signals.
  10. NS Business Train in Norfolk

    NS Business Train in Norfolk

    The NS Business train led by F-Unit 4271 in an ABBA set passes under Princess Anne Road in Norfolk.
  11. Derailment on the Chesapeake and Albermarle

    Derailment on the Chesapeake and Albermarle

    On March 26, 2010 At approximately 4AM, the Chesapeake and Albermarle rock job was northbound with approximately 40 empties. When it approached the open bascule draw span over the Intercoastal Waterway, the train was not able to stop. Instead, the lead engine collided with the counterweight and...
  12. NS-Norfolk

    Comment by 'NS-Norfolk' in media 'FCA 2979'

    Nice composition!
  13. NS-Norfolk

    Comment by 'NS-Norfolk' in media 'AMTK 503'

    Great night shot!
  14. NS-Norfolk

    Comment by 'NS-Norfolk' in media 'DSC_0005_BNSF_WOODMEN_RD_COLO_SPRINGS'

    Nice perspective and a great shot!
  15. NS 57Z, West Bound

    NS 57Z, West Bound

    Empty grain train 57Z takes the beltline around Petersburg, VA westbound as it approaches Seacoast.
  16. NS-830 at Jenkins, VA

    NS-830 at Jenkins, VA

    Part of a steady stream of coal heading from the WV coal fields to NS' Lamberts Point loading facility, NS-9661 leads a 165 car coal train past the position signals at Jenkins, VA.
  17. NS V-07

    NS V-07

    NS V-07 is returning after a morning trip to Suffolk, VA to pick up the days Intermodal traffic from the new Maersk Terminal in Portsmouth, VA. The well cars are handled by the Commonwealth Railway between Maersk and Suffolk where they are set off until V-07 picks them up and terminates in...
  18. NS V-12 Blocking Cars at Crewe Yard

    NS V-12 Blocking Cars at Crewe Yard

    The head end of NS-V12 snarks out from under a bridge as the conductor throws a switch for its next movement
  19. NS-228 at Portlock Yard

    NS-228 at Portlock Yard

    Eastbound NS228 ends its journey as it enters the west end of Portlock Yard in Chesapeake, VA and begins to thread the yard ladder. The position signal on the right is the only one seen on the "A" line until one nears Crewe, VA, over 100 miles away.
  20. NS-Norfolk

    Comment by 'NS-Norfolk' in media 'Herzog Rock Train'

    I agree with Lookn4trains. A cup o' Joe, a good parking spot and watch 'em pass by. There is never "bad" trainwatching. Thanks for sharing. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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