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Rodney S's Collection
 
11/23/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Rodney S
Dates:8/6/2015 - 5/12/2016
Album Info:Solely the CW Past and Present. July 5, 1895 CW moved its freight and although its existence is merely on paper today, its roots run deep. 120 years and still moving freight. The CW operates as a subsidiary of Norfolk Southern
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Ballast Regulator & Crane
Title:  Ballast Regulator & Crane
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/1/1982  Upload Date: 5/12/2016 10:21:47 AM
Location:  Penn Laird, VA
Author:  Rodney S
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  93   Comments: 0
Out on N&W main waiting on track clearance
Title:  Out on N&W main waiting on track clearance
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/1/1982  Upload Date: 5/12/2016 10:14:33 AM
Location:  Elkton, VA
Author:  Rodney S
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  CW 11(T6)
Views:  338   Comments: 2
CW 10 on yard duty
Title:  CW 10 on yard duty
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/1/1982  Upload Date: 5/12/2016 10:20:37 AM
Location:  Harrisonburg, VA
Author:  Rodney S
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CW 10(T6)
Views:  154   Comments: 0
A T6 morning @ Elkton Shop
Title:  A T6 morning @ Elkton Shop
Description:  Pictured here N&W #42 & CW #11 at the Elkton shop (razed) awaiting its crews to arrive for another days work. The gentleman between the two engines was CWs crane operator Prentice Gooden. Mr. Gooden served in the army during the Korean war and since passed away in January 2015. A special thanks to Prentice and all those who have served in our military.
Photo Date:  2/1/1982  Upload Date: 10/6/2016 8:39:03 AM
Location:  Elkton, VA
Author:  Rodney S
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  NW 42(T6)
Views:  133   Comments: 1
102 grain cars headed for storage in Mt. Jackson
Title:  102 grain cars headed for storage in Mt. Jackson
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/27/2015  Upload Date: 5/12/2016 10:22:59 AM
Location:  Linville, VA
Author:  Rodney S
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  NS 9845(C40-9W)
Views:  71   Comments: 1
V94 up close and personal
Title:  V94 up close and personal
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/27/2015  Upload Date: 5/12/2016 10:19:34 AM
Location:  Linville, VA
Author:  Rodney S
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  NS 9964(C40-9W)
Views:  69   Comments: 1
CW office
Title:  CW office
Description:  Restoration is underway!! The local lumber yard, R.S. Monger & Sons is restoring the badly rundown & neglected office & depot. Workers are currently restoring the outside brick veneer and a closer look will show the new copper flashing over the offset of the main entrance. The lumber yard plans to put a showroom on the first floor and offices in the second floor. They are also talking about putting a museum in the depot part dedicated to railroading. It was a good day to hear and see this news as a part of railroad history will be preserved and put to use.
Photo Date:  8/6/2015  Upload Date: 8/6/2015 2:06:40 PM
Location:  Harrisonburg, VA
Author:  Rodney
Categories:  Station
Locomotives: 
Views:  129   Comments: 0
V94 @ VPGA in Linville
Title:  V94 @ VPGA in Linville
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/19/2015  Upload Date: 5/12/2016 10:18:16 AM
Location:  Harrisonburg, VA
Author:  Rodney S
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  NS 7671(ES40DC)
Views:  81   Comments: 1
98 car empty "Grain Train" leaving town
Title:  98 car empty "Grain Train" leaving town
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/4/2016  Upload Date: 5/12/2016 10:15:39 AM
Location:  Harrisonburg, VA
Author:  Rodney S
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  63   Comments: 0
1st Heritage Unit on the CW NS 8025 - Monongahela
Title:  1st Heritage Unit on the CW NS 8025 - Monongahela
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/8/2016  Upload Date: 5/12/2016 10:17:44 AM
Location:  Harrisonburg, VA
Author:  Rodney S
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  NS 8025(ES44AC)
Views:  85   Comments: 0
Foreign Power KCS 3958 in town
Title:  Foreign Power KCS 3958 in town
Description:  Another visitor to the Chesapeake Western - KCS 3958 came in on a grain train special order. KCS see here is backing through town with 79 empty's passing a very well know local mom and pop restaurant, L&S diner. If you are ever in town this is a great place for some good ole home cooked food prepared right in front of you with a heaping side of local chit chat. Designed by a local architect the diner has been serving it up since 1947.
Photo Date:  2/11/2016  Upload Date: 5/12/2016 10:20:04 AM
Location:  Harrisonburg, VA
Author:  Rodney S
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 3958(SD70MAC)
Views:  460   Comments: 0
Unloading lumber @ Monger's siding
Title:  Unloading lumber @ Monger's siding
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/15/2016  Upload Date: 5/12/2016 10:21:09 AM
Location:  Harrisonburg, VA
Author:  Rodney S
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Yard,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  112   Comments: 0
Depot renovation Moving along
Title:  Depot renovation Moving along
Description:  Renovations moving along
Photo Date:  4/6/2016  Upload Date: 5/12/2016 10:12:18 AM
Location:  Harrisonburg, VA
Author:  Rodney S
Categories:  Station
Locomotives: 
Views:  55   Comments: 0
V94 returning from Broadway @ MP 107
Title:  V94 returning from Broadway @ MP 107
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/19/2016  Upload Date: 5/12/2016 10:18:49 AM
Location:  Linville, VA
Author:  Rodney S
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  NS 2724(SD70M-2)
Views:  86   Comments: 0
NS Heritage Central of Georgia @ the Diamond
Title:  NS Heritage Central of Georgia @ the Diamond
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/25/2016  Upload Date: 5/12/2016 10:17:11 AM
Location:  Harrisonburg, VA
Author:  Rodney S
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  NS 8101(ES44AC)
Views:  67   Comments: 0
2nd Heritage unit the CW NS 8101 - Central of Georgia
Title:  2nd Heritage unit the CW NS 8101 - Central of Georgia
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/25/2016  Upload Date: 5/12/2016 10:16:40 AM
Location:  Harrisonburg, VA
Author:  Rodney S
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  NS 8101(ES44AC)
Views:  91   Comments: 2
OLS makes a rare visit
Title:  OLS makes a rare visit
Description:  A blast from the past. In a day and time where Dash 9s currently rule the CW, this GP9 Operation Lifesaver unit was a welcome change.
Photo Date:  5/3/2016  Upload Date: 8/22/2016 1:47:14 PM
Location:  Harrisonburg, VA
Author:  Rodney S
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  NS 4630(GP59)
Views:  84   Comments: 0
Installing new rails & ties @ Broadway VPGA mill
Title:  Installing new rails & ties @ Broadway VPGA mill
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/9/2016  Upload Date: 5/12/2016 10:22:22 AM
Location:  Broadway, VA
Author:  Rodney S
Categories:  Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  133   Comments: 0
CW Depot
Title:  CW Depot
Description:  Renovations are almost COMPLETE!! She is looking GREAT with all new windows!
Photo Date:  5/25/2016  Upload Date: 5/25/2016 2:22:49 PM
Location:  Harrisonburg, VA
Author:  Rodney S
Categories:  Yard,Station
Locomotives: 
Views:  85   Comments: 0
Grain Train
Title:  Grain Train
Description:  NS V91 Grain train special seen here is passing the old CW freight depot/office has the ground shaking as its 4000 horse power units are thumping away to push its 92 loaded cars through town to one of the local grain elevators. The old depot is currently undergoing renovations and will soon have active business once again. More to come on that as the opportunity arises.
Photo Date:  5/31/2016  Upload Date: 6/2/2016 10:06:30 AM
Location:  Harrisonburg, VA
Author:  Rodney S
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Station
Locomotives:  NS 9698(C40-9W)
Views:  65   Comments: 0
Restorations near completion
Title:  Restorations near completion
Description:  After many years of abandonment, neglect and two devastating fires the old Chesapeake Western office & Depot was sold to a local business whom then invested in the buildings future. Local firms were hired and extensive restorations and work has been ongoing for several months. The renovations are nearly complete with a highly anticipated move in date sometime this month. Most of the original interior design on the main floor, I am told, has been kept intact and preserved and will be used as a showroom for the local business whom purchased the property from Norfolk Southern after many years of relentlessly asking for them to sell to the building. The 2nd floor will house a local architectural and several other companies involved in this project. The freight depot has been planned to be turned into a museum dedicated to all things related the Chesapeake Western Railway. I have watched from a distance as this once rundown dilapidated eyesore of a building has been transformed once again into the architectural splendor it once was the day it first opened in 1913. And yes I be will one of the first to buy a ticket to the museum and then reminisce of the days gone by when I walked its floors as young boy while waiting on my pops to finish his paper work after a long days work on the "Crooked & Weedy".
Photo Date:  6/15/2016  Upload Date: 6/17/2016 12:48:46 PM
Location:  Harrisonburg, VA
Author:  Rodney S
Categories:  Night,Station
Locomotives: 
Views:  60   Comments: 0
Sunset on the CW
Title:  Sunset on the CW
Description:  After a bad stormy and rainy day that brought major flooding to several parts of the commonwealth, I was blessed to be out with my wife and kids and catch this beautiful sunset. Not always do you see a rainbow after a storm but a sunset like is just as promising.
Photo Date:  6/23/2016  Upload Date: 6/24/2016 11:57:19 AM
Location:  Harrisonburg, VA
Author:  Rodney S
Categories:  Roster,Night,Yard
Locomotives:  NS 9026(C40-9W)
Views:  75   Comments: 0
Sunset on the CW #2
Title:  Sunset on the CW #2
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/23/2016  Upload Date: 6/28/2016 5:15:47 PM
Location:  Harrisonburg, VA
Author:  Rodney S
Categories:  Roster,Night,Yard
Locomotives:  NS 9026(C40-9W)
Views:  50   Comments: 1
Running Lite
Title:  Running Lite
Description:  V94 is running lite back to the yard after switching local grain elevators North of town. This line was originally a B&O passenger line and the wall to the right marks the original property line where the B&O "Union Station" passenger station once stood. The building was used by the B&O RR as a passenger station until 1941. It then stood vacant for several years and was purchased by the Wetsel Seed Company (pictured in the background) whom then in 1944 torn the station down and turned the land into a parking lot. The area now is walled and topped with razor barbed wire to deter anyone wishing to escape the "Downtown Hilton"
Photo Date:  9/1/2016  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 7:45:07 AM
Location:  Harrisonburg, VA
Author:  Rodney S
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NS 7250(SD70ACU)
Views:  150   Comments: 1
No dash 9 Today
Title:  No dash 9 Today
Description:  In a day and age where Dash 9s rule the CW, this SD70 is a nice change and a blast from the past. Even though its not that far in the past. V94 is seen here on the return trip from Broadway cruising along at track speed (25) with little effort up the grade and only 6 cars trailing.
Photo Date:  9/22/2016  Upload Date: 9/22/2016 4:38:41 PM
Location:  Harrisonburg, VA
Author:  Rodney S
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NS 2563(SD70)
Views:  113   Comments: 2
A Pilgrims Weekend
Title:  A Pilgrims Weekend
Description:  A Pilgrims weekend, with CWs yard downtown full of boxcars and grain cars, the yard crew has tied down their unit here at the Pilgrims Pride feed mill. Offering up a rare photo opt and a name fitting resting spot for the Thanksgiving weekend.
Photo Date:  11/26/2016  Upload Date: 3/1/2017 9:02:34 AM
Location:  Harrisonburg, VA
Author:  Rodney S
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NS 7005(SD60E)
Views:  66   Comments: 1
Candy Cane Express
Title:  Candy Cane Express
Description:  N&W #41 (Formerly Chesapeake Western #11) is pulling the Candy Cane Express out of the yard, carrying parents and their little ones on a short ride up to Shaffers Crossing and back. Thanks to the many efforts of Roanoke Chapter NRHS for restoring her back to working order. After a long life on the Chesapeake Western pulling freight, this short little passenger train was a treat to see and ride again for this CW fan.
Photo Date:  12/3/2016  Upload Date: 3/1/2017 8:56:52 AM
Location:  Harrisonburg, VA
Author:  Rodney S
Categories:  Yard,Station
Locomotives:  NW 41(T6)
Views:  94   Comments: 1


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