Metroliner 109, Fred Hill Engineer, in May 1997. This was taken in Washington Union Station on arrival from New York's Penn Station. The schedule was leaving NYC at 10 AM, arriving in Washington at 12:59 PM. Speeds routinely reach 125 MPH.
Track approaching Swannanoa Tunnel, Westerly toward Ridgecrest, at Andrews Geyser near Asheville, N.C. The track circles the hill and it is possible to see the front and rear of a train simultaneously. The left hand picture (and below) were taken in 1979 by Ron Vogt when the line was still the Southern Railway. There is a period of more than 20 years between it and the fall foliage Norfolk Southern photo. Notice how the trees have grown!
From this same spot John Marbury, manager of signal operations, communications
and signals, Atlanta, took the photograph on the right which appeared on the Norfolk
Southern calendar for November 2000!
"Southern" shows boldly on the engine. Today it is the Norfolk Southern line connecting to
coal mines in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia.
The end of a mixed freight train still trailing a red caboose for train crews. It was truly
the end of an era.
A great photo taken by Dick Jenkins. Reminiscent of bygone days with a D&H "Lightning
Stripe" leading the way in front of the Hudson Falls trash plant. 7312, as noted on its
frame, is one of three CP Rail "Heritage" locomotives just back from being painted in their
original owner's paint schemes. Note: Retired engineer E.C. O'Brien's name is on the short
Two photos taken at a country crossing in Suffolk County, VA on the main line of
Norfolk Southern. The line terminates at the Lambert's Point NS coal facility for shipping
to oversea markets.
Last Updated: November 12, 2001; Correction: 8/27/2006.