I woke up in Beckley, West Virginia this morning to a very nice looking day. I set out to follow the Norfolk Southern for the day in hopes of finding some trains to photograph. The first signs of life I discovered were in Kellysville where several engines were moving around. Unfortunately they weren't cooperating with me and I couldn't photograph them. Onward it was. One of the locations I wanted to photograph was the tunnel in Montgomery, Virginia. Shortly after arrival I was greeted with a pair of eastbounds. Unfortunately the photograph for the tunnel is for westbounds.
- 1353 Montgomery, VA - NS eastbound - NS 2549-NS 9837
- 1411 Montgomery, VA - NS eastbound - NS 9435-NS 6574-NS 6618
While waiting for, hopefully, a westbound a man walks over from a local house and tells me that I'm making the old woman there nervous and she's called the police. To make life simpler I left and continued eastward. My thanks to the U.S. government for instilling paranoia in the American populace. Way to go. Anyway, I ran across a very nice westbound which would have been great to photograph at the tunnel. Son-of-a...
- 1528 Shawsville, VA - NS 23G west - UP 8553-CEFX 3153
Oh, and I got screwed by a cloud on this photograph too. Alright, time to find one of the other locations I was looking forward to, the four track coaling tower in Vickers, Virginia. I found it easily enough and even had the required eastbound on the way. I was angling for a nice photograph when I discovered a very angry dog nearby. I stayed just outside of leash range, took my photo and left.
- 1758 Vicker, VA - NS eastbound - NS 7617-NS 9704-NS 8890