NS 8104 Lehigh Valley at Squaw Creek Mine, Boonville, Indiana

December 26, 2017 – “Twas the night before Christmas” when empty Norfolk Southern coal train D435-24, with Lehigh Valley Heritage Unit 8104 pulled to a stop outside the Squaw Creek Mine at Booneville, Indiana, where it still sits the day after Christmas, waiting for a crew to take it on into the mine for loading. With the holidays over crews across the nation will soon once again begin to move their trains.

Norfolk Southern 375 Westbound drops helpers at Georgetown, IN

November 24, 2017 – Westbound Norfolk Southern 375 stops briefly on the main at Georgetown, IN so the units that helped push it up the grade from Louisville, Ky to be dropped off from the rear of its train, giving me just long enough to get off one exposure before it started moving again!

Norfolk Southern 9943 at Tehachapi Mountains, Bealville, CA

June 24, 2006 – It’s a hot, dry day as Norfolk Southern 9943, in gray primer paint, heads up a Union Pacific freight train as it makes it’s way through the Tehachapi Mountains at Bealville, California as it heads toward the famous Tehachapi Loop.NS 9943 at Tehachapi Mountains, Bealville, CA

With long hood forward, Norfolk Southern Railroad 8772…

October 26, 2017 – With long hood forward, Norfolk Southern Railroad 8772 heads up a rail train as it sits on the Norfolk Southern/Indiana Southern diamond at Oakland City, Indiana. The engineer was waiting for the crew on the back of the train to cut a piece of rail, before moving ahead to the east to drop more rail.

Norfolk Southern northbound loaded Coal at Big Clifty, Ky

October 31, 2017 – Norfolk Southern 7679 leads a loaded coal train across the trestle at Big Clifty, Ky as it heads north toward Louisville, Ky on the Paducah and Louisville Railway as the last light of Halloween begins to fade from the sky.NS NB loaded Coal at Big Clifty, Ky

NS 8772 waits at Diamond, Oakland City, IN

October 26, 2017 – Norfolk Southern Railroad’s 8772, with long nose forward, heads up a waiting rail train, as Maintenance of Way crews tear out a crossing at the NS/IS diamond at Oakland City, Indiana. Norfolk Southern MOW crews worked several days to replace the diamond and several crossings surrounding around it.

NS Interstate and Lehigh Valley Heritage units at Yankee Town, IN

October 26, 2017 – After hearing from a fellow railfan, William Crupper (thanks!!), that Norfolk Southern’s Interstate (8105) and Lehigh Valley (8104) Heritage units were on coal trains delivering coal to Alcoa in Newburgh Indiana, I made my way that way. By the time I arrived they had finished their work and while both coal trains were gone the heritage units were left tied down at the small yard at Alcoa, which I made for a great shot!

Southbound Norfolk Southern on the Tenbridge, Chattanooga, TN

September 7, 2017- My first chilly night in Chattanooga, TN I found myself with several fellow railfans on the banks of the Tennessee River, photographing this mixed freight southbound as it headed across the Tenbridge, on the CNO&TP 3rd District of NS’s Central Division. It runs from Chattanooga, TN to Harriman, TN.SB NS on the Tenbridge, Chattanooga, TN

Squaw Creek 21 and Norfolk Southern 7320 at Yankeetown, Indiana

August 4, 2017 – Squaw Creek 21 and Norfolk Southern 7320 sit idling in the stillness of the night at Alcoa/Yankeetown Docks yard. The NS loaded train waits for a crew to move its load of coal into the Alcoa Warrick Operations at Yankee Town Dock, just outside of Newburgh, Indiana. at 

NS 8160 with KCS trailing with loaded coal at West Yard, Madisonville, Ky

July 19, 2017 – Norfolk Southern 8160 leads northbound train through Paducah and Louisville’s West Yard at Madisonville, Ky with a freshly loaded coal train from Warrior Coal and a Kansas City Southern unit trailing.