Thursday, October 25, 2012

CPLs and Heritage Units - 4

Hi, Here are the remaining CPLs we photographed.  Our first location in Roanoke (on 10/6) had CPLs to the east.  We photographed 15T arriving off the Shenandoah Valley line with the stacks of the car shops in the background and then

with the old N&W office building as a prop.

Later #757 arrived off the Winston-Salem line with the LV heritage unit third out.

Our last train of the day was of stack train #217 at Montgomery Tunnel.

Our next pictures of CPLs were obtained on 10/7 at Ada, WV, just east of Bluefield, featuring #272.

Later in the day we caught a WB empty hopper train at Willowton, WV.

On 10/8 we photographed #185 at Bluedfield, VA.

We were back at Willowton, WV on 10/9 for an eastbound and then

at Farm, WV with helpers shoving an EB grain train.

That concludes the CPL portion.  Since it is short I thought I would start on my favorites from the trip.  Here a WB stack train is passing the Christiansburg, VA station.

Later in the day an EB coal drag soars over Oakvale, WV on former Virginian trackage.  In about 3 1/2 miles it will join the former N&W main at PD.

The next post will contain the rest of my favorites.  I hope you enjoyed the photos.

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