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9/22/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Josh Hicks
Dates:2/7/2012 - 5/18/2013
Album Info:Norfolk Southern's Washington District, the old Southern main. I have about a 5 minute walk to a great place to photograph some trains.
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Southbound NS Intermodal
Title:  Southbound NS Intermodal
Description:  Just bought a new lens, went to try it out. My first serious shot of a train. You'll have to forgive me for the branch.
Photo Date:  2/7/2012  Upload Date: 2/14/2012 7:57:33 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 2760(SD70M-2) NS 9023(C40-9W)
Views:  127   Comments: 0
Going away shot of the previous train
Title:  Going away shot of the previous train
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/7/2012  Upload Date: 2/14/2012 7:57:38 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 2760(SD70M-2) NS 9023(C40-9W)
Views:  109   Comments: 0
UP on an NS Intermodal
Title:  UP on an NS Intermodal
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/10/2012  Upload Date: 2/14/2012 7:57:42 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 7393(AC45CCTE) UP 8545(SD70ACe)
Views:  167   Comments: 2
Another Southbound Intermodal
Title:  Another Southbound Intermodal
Description:  Not the greatest shot, but there was some snow on the nose from its trip heading south.
Photo Date:  2/11/2012  Upload Date: 2/14/2012 7:57:49 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 2571(SD70) NS 8767(C40-9)
Views:  117   Comments: 0
NS 228
Title:  NS 228
Description:  Southbound through Cville, kinda caught me off guard, thus the not-so-great framing job.
Photo Date:  2/12/2012  Upload Date: 2/14/2012 7:57:56 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 7693(AC45CCTE) UP 4971(SD70M)
Views:  150   Comments: 0
NS 12R kicking up a little dust
Title:  NS 12R kicking up a little dust
Description:  Saw this train head south as 11R on Sunday evening, caught it today with the CP/DME power trailing going back north.
Photo Date:  2/14/2012  Upload Date: 2/14/2012 7:58:00 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9787(C40-9W) NS 2721(SD70M-2) NS 6609(SD60) DME 6360(SD40-2) CP 6007(SD40-2)
Views:  131   Comments: 0
NS 211 Southbound
Title:  NS 211 Southbound
Description:  2 NS widecabs and UP unit third
Photo Date:  2/17/2012  Upload Date: 2/17/2012 5:51:17 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 8893(C40-9W) NS 9402(C40-9W) UP 5473(AC45CCTE)
Views:  138   Comments: 0
NS 928 with a Trio of SD40Es
Title:  NS 928 with a Trio of SD40Es
Description:  Empty Herzog ballast train heading south
Photo Date:  2/17/2012  Upload Date: 2/17/2012 5:51:25 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 6341(SD40E) NS 6337(SD40E) NS 6333(SD40E)
Views:  269   Comments: 4
Just Under the Bridge
Title:  Just Under the Bridge
Description:  Shot right after the long red string of hoppers came out from under the bridge. Shooting into the sun this way, so this isn't a very great shot.
Photo Date:  2/17/2012  Upload Date: 2/17/2012 5:51:31 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 6341(SD40E) NS 6337(SD40E) NS 6333(SD40E)
Views:  187   Comments: 0
NS 11R Southbound
Title:  NS 11R Southbound
Description:  Had to wait around on this one a while after the other two came by pretty close together.
Photo Date:  2/17/2012  Upload Date: 2/17/2012 5:51:41 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 8397(C40-8W) NS 9139(C40-9W) NS 9467(C40-9W)
Views:  100   Comments: 0
NS 11R through Charlottesville
Title:  NS 11R through Charlottesville
Description:  Apparently the Buckingham Branch signals were giving the NS trains a bit of a problem this afternoon. 228 and 11R both got hung up for a bit trying to come across the diamonds.
Photo Date:  2/21/2012  Upload Date: 2/21/2012 5:47:26 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 2536(SD70) NS 9032(C40-9W) NS 6675(SD60) NS 2719(SD70M-2)
Views:  138   Comments: 0
NS 11R
Title:  NS 11R
Description:  Longest train I've seen in a while, it was huge.
Photo Date:  2/26/2012  Upload Date: 2/26/2012 6:40:51 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9851(C40-9W) NS 6615(SD60) NS 9750(C40-9W)
Views:  138   Comments: 0
NS 214 (by surprise!)
Title:  NS 214 (by surprise!)
Description:  Shooting into the sun this way, I tried my best to get a decent shot. Next set of signals is the protecting the BB(CSX)/NS diamond in town, and there was an overhead CSX train coming through. 214 had to slow down and wait, for the empty coal train to clear. Blocked a road crossing for a while, the motorists weren't happy, even saw a guy jump across a car of the slow moving train....not very smart.
Photo Date:  2/26/2012  Upload Date: 2/26/2012 6:41:03 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9662(C40-9W) NS 9030(C40-9W) NS 8366(C40-8W)
Views:  123   Comments: 0
NS 228 in the fading light
Title:  NS 228 in the fading light
Description:  This guy had been on the heels of 11R, but got held up at the diamond waiting on the CSX train to pass. Luckily, this was a short train because the crossing had already been blocked for close to 15 minutes and only cleared up for less than a minute.
Photo Date:  2/26/2012  Upload Date: 2/26/2012 6:41:10 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9304(C40-9W) NS 2518(SD70)
Views:  90   Comments: 0
Off into the Sunset....
Title:  Off into the Sunset....
Description:  NS 228 back at full speed now, riding off into the sunset over the Blue Ridge.
Photo Date:  2/26/2012  Upload Date: 2/26/2012 6:41:21 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9304(C40-9W) NS 2518(SD70)
Views:  112   Comments: 0
NS 8372 bringing 228 south
Title:  NS 8372 bringing 228 south
Description:  228 got stuck at the diamond waiting on an overhead CSX train on the BB
Photo Date:  3/15/2012  Upload Date: 3/15/2012 8:18:22 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 8372(C40-8W) NS 6626(SD60)
Views:  159   Comments: 0
NS 11R southbound with a High & Wide
Title:  NS 11R southbound with a High & Wide
Description:  Found out this was coming through today with the lovely weather we are having for March.
Photo Date:  3/15/2012  Upload Date: 3/15/2012 8:18:47 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 6518(SD60) NS 8441(C40-8W) NS 9878(C40-9W)
Views:  157   Comments: 0
Ridin' High!
Title:  Ridin' High!
Description:  5 export units for América Latina Logística in Brazil on heavy duty flat cars bound for a port.
Photo Date:  3/15/2012  Upload Date: 3/15/2012 8:19:07 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  166   Comments: 0
NS 204 headed north
Title:  NS 204 headed north
Description:  At this time of day, I have to shoot into the sun, so debated on whether or not to stick around for this one. I did, but this isn't a great shot.
Photo Date:  3/15/2012  Upload Date: 3/15/2012 8:19:19 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9695(C40-9W) NS 8957(C40-9W) UP 7655(AC45CCTE)
Views:  140   Comments: 2
NS 098 High and Wide
Title:  NS 098 High and Wide
Description:  Overcast skies left this shot fairly drab, so I set it to B&W for a better effect. A single ACe pulls 12 tarped engines (ES44DCi) south for export to Rio Tinto, an Australian mining company.
Photo Date:  3/18/2012  Upload Date: 3/18/2012 4:40:21 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 1018(SD70ACe)
Views:  680   Comments: 6
The Hat Trick
Title:  The Hat Trick
Description:  This was the third train in a four day span to come through Charlottesville with an ex-HLCX on the point. Here is 228 southbound, which snuck up on me, too. A minute later and I would have missed it.
Photo Date:  3/18/2012  Upload Date: 3/18/2012 4:40:24 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 6513(SD60) NS 8932(C40-9W)
Views:  136   Comments: 0
Gone in a flash!
Title:  Gone in a flash!
Description:  Barely missed out on the sun that had literally just peeked out... this was a long train, and it was moving quick. The little kid with his dad on the bridge was just thrilled!
Photo Date:  3/21/2012  Upload Date: 3/21/2012 6:40:01 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9828(C40-9W) NS 8843(C40-9) NS 9774(C40-9W)
Views:  127   Comments: 0
Hot 211!
Title:  Hot 211!
Description:  It was 80 degrees out, plus I was standing in the sun. 211 comes south here making good time.
Photo Date:  3/23/2012  Upload Date: 3/23/2012 5:04:03 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 4342(SD70M) NS 9958(C40-9W) NS 9939(C40-9W)
Views:  125   Comments: 0
NS/BB Interchange
Title:  NS/BB Interchange
Description:  This track on the far right, along with the one on the far left, rarely get used. The exception is what I believe to be interchange traffic for the pick up by one of the two railroads here, just not sure which one exactly. Looks like it's mainly covered hoppers, maybe a boxcar or two towards the end.
Photo Date:  3/23/2012  Upload Date: 3/23/2012 5:07:29 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives: 
Views:  108   Comments: 0
NS 11R
Title:  NS 11R
Description:  Went out on this beautiful evening to snap a few photos. This is at the road crossing not too far up the line from where I shoot on the bridge a lot of the time.
Photo Date:  3/24/2012  Upload Date: 3/24/2012 7:26:08 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 8318(C40-8W) NS 8350(C40-8W) NS 9751(C40-9W)
Views:  112   Comments: 0
NS 228
Title:  NS 228
Description:  Walked on towards the bridge and had to hand around a while. There was a little ballast not too long ago it appears, within the past two weeks for sure.
Photo Date:  3/24/2012  Upload Date: 3/24/2012 7:27:30 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 8435(C40-8W) NS 8782(C40-9)
Views:  101   Comments: 0
NS 11R
Title:  NS 11R
Description:  Beautiful weather, so I took a quick study break and went to grab this shot.
Photo Date:  3/27/2012  Upload Date: 3/28/2012 5:23:47 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 8724(C40-8) NS 9236(C40-9W) NS 9260(C40-9W)
Views:  129   Comments: 2
A very short 228 today.
Title:  A very short 228 today.
Description:  NS 228 coming south with 12 wells and the power from yesterday's 214. They even spun the motors to keep the same leader.
Photo Date:  4/1/2012  Upload Date: 4/1/2012 4:29:56 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 8926(C40-9W) NS 7560(ES40DC) NS 8778(C40-9)
Views:  116   Comments: 0
NS 11R
Title:  NS 11R
Description:  An SD60M was leading today's freight southbound. Fairly cloudy with a cool breeze.
Photo Date:  4/9/2012  Upload Date: 4/9/2012 6:30:11 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 6784(SD60M) NS 6673(SD60) NS 8711(C40-8)
Views:  154   Comments: 0
"The Usual"
Title:  "The Usual"
Description:  NS 11R through Cville, the easiest train to catch most any day of the week. Photo turned out slightly blurry for some reason...
Photo Date:  4/12/2012  Upload Date: 4/12/2012 8:45:05 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 2677(SD70M-2) NS 7538(ES40DC) NS 9181(C40-9W)
Views:  102   Comments: 0
Time for some track work!
Title:  Time for some track work!
Description:  Not exactly sure as to what this piece of equipment does, but it has shown up in the last week.
Photo Date:  4/26/2012  Upload Date: 4/26/2012 7:56:36 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  112   Comments: 0
May the Fourth be with you!
Title:  May the Fourth be with you!
Description:  Here comes an extra section of NS 203 southbound as I03 on "Star Wars Day!" First time shooting RAW format, so it's going to take some more figuring out.
Photo Date:  5/4/2012  Upload Date: 5/4/2012 4:40:13 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9299(C40-9W) NS 9043(C40-9W)
Views:  85   Comments: 0
NS 94Q
Title:  NS 94Q
Description:  Just finished picking up the last of the stack of ties laying there when I walked by.
Photo Date:  8/30/2012  Upload Date: 8/30/2012 4:34:25 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  76   Comments: 0
About to Tie Up!
Title:  About to Tie Up!
Description:  (No pun intended!) Tucked away into the siding here at the road crossing about 10 minutes after the previous picture.
Photo Date:  8/30/2012  Upload Date: 8/30/2012 4:35:13 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9827(C40-9W)
Views:  83   Comments: 2
See the Difference?
Title:  See the Difference?
Description:  NS 228 headed south with an SD60 trailing. Looking at the exhaust from each engine, the EMD is working harder than the GE!
Photo Date:  8/30/2012  Upload Date: 8/30/2012 7:23:41 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9075(C40-9W) NS 6677(SD60)
Views:  130   Comments: 3
"11R, High and Wide"
Title:  "11R, High and Wide"
Description:  The first car behind the locomotives has a high clearance piece of equipment on it, not so much wide. The dispatcher notified every approaching northbound to slow down to make sure they would clear on the double track.
Photo Date:  8/30/2012  Upload Date: 8/30/2012 7:25:48 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9416(C40-9W) NS 9180(C40-9W) NS 8303(C40-8)
Views:  103   Comments: 0
11Rs High/Wide
Title:  11Rs High/Wide
Description:  A not so great shot of the high clearance equipment, but it shows what it is... Does anyone know what it is? The logo has "pt" in a blue keystone.
Photo Date:  8/30/2012  Upload Date: 8/30/2012 7:29:31 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Josh Hicks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  152   Comments: 3


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