Sunday, March 29, 2009

Heartland Rails: Norfolk Southern

The post from Viewliner Ltd contributor Ray Peacock will be a regular feature on Sunday's and will showcase Ray's great railroad photography. (To visit Heartland Rails just click on the banner.)

The Norfolk Southern Railway is a major Class I railroad in the United States. The company operates 21,500 route miles in 22 eastern states, the District of Columbia and the province of Ontario, Canada.

The current system was formed in 1982 with the creation of the Norfolk Southern Corporation. In 1999, the system grew substantially with the acquisition of over half of Conrail.

Norfolk Southern GE C40-8W - NS Cumberland River bridge, Burnside, Kentucky, March 11, 2001 - A fine Saturday afternoon in March yields this northbound crossing into Burnside off the Rathole.

Norfolk Southern EMD SD60 - Mike Tower, Fort Wayne, Indiana, July, 1987 - Waiting for the NW 611 I bagged this westbound manifest on the old Wabash, crossing the ex-PRR at Mike Tower. I dedicate this photo to the late Mike Abalos who taught me what a steam chase was that day.

Norfolk Southern EMD SD60 - State Line crossing, Hammond, Indiana, April 06, 1997 - I'm standing in Illinois shooting a picture of a train in Indiana. The State Line Tower is history.

Norfolk Southern EMD GP40 - NS BO Secondary MP 72, Martin, Michigan, March 16, 2009 - Here's a unique trackside building for the modelers, the elevator at Martin straddles the ex-PRR Grand Rapids & Indiana branch now operated by the Grand Elk Railroad utilizing NS power.

Norfolk Southern GE C40-9W - Cumberland National Forest, south of Burnside, Kentucky, March 11, 2001 - Just pull the lawnchairs out of the back of the van, and let the NS send em to you at MP 173 on the Rathole.


Keith said...

Great photos. I really love the one over the bridge.

Major Pepperidge said...

When I look at these photos, I am amazed at the excellent quality. Ray Peacock won't settle for just any angle, he wants the BEST one with the best lighting.