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NORFOLK SOUTHERN VOLUME 1-ATLANTA TO CHATTANOOGA

Norfolk Southern’s Georgia Division 148 Mainline from Atlanta to Chattanooga is one of the south’s busiest, yet it remains unknown to most railfans. We’ll start in Atlanta’s Inman Yard, crossroads of the system and home to NS’s biggest intermodel terminal. From here trains are dispatched to the Northeast, the Carolinas, Florida, New Orleans, Birmingham, and Chattanooga.

See auto racks, double stacks, piggybacks, and Roadrailers race across this hill-and-dale mainline. Watch long manifests and heavy coal trains from Appalachia and Wyoming behind Dash 9-40CW’s and SD70’s slog up the long Braswell Mountain grade, often using radio-controlled mid-train helpers. Run-through power from Union Pacific, Conrail, Kansas City Southern, and Southern Pacific are frequent sights.

Our tour ends at Debutts Yard in Chattanooga, also site of a major engine shop where NS readies its newest power for service.. 60 Minutes

 

NORFOLK SOUTHERN VOLUME 2-THE KENTUCKY DIVISION

Follow Green Frog’s cameras as they track down the NS on our second action filled Norfolk Southern video. Volume 2 covers the action between Debutts Yard in Chattanooga to the crew change point at Oakdale. In between you’ll follow spectacular action, including train meets... as well as the diversity of locomotive power so akin to the Norfolk Southern. 60 Minutes

 

NORFOLK SOUTHERN VOLUME 3-DEEPER INTO THE RATHOLE

The fast-paced action continues as Green Frog’s cameras take you deeper into Norfolk Southern’s throbbing Rathole line from Oakdale, Tennessee, to Somerset, Kentucky.

Watch trains highball over the busy track, through spectacular deep cuts dug in the early 1960’s. some now being widened for doubletracking. Most tunnels have been daylighted or bypassed, but trains still roll through Tunnels 22 and 24 and across the long high bridge between them at Nemo, Tennessee.

Highlighting this video is a few minutes of train action on the connecting Kentucky & Tennessee Railway, an old time short line, and the affiliated Big South Fork Scenic Railway at Stearns, Kentucky. Enjoy vintage steam scenes on the K&T! Take a cab ride in the Big South Fork train, pulled by an Alco S-1 equipped with a steam Whistle!

We also visit a now defunct partially reconstructed coal mine. 55 Minutes

 

NORFOLK SOUTHERN VOL-4  Pt 1-TRACKS OF THE OLD N&W THE POCAHONTAS DIVISION

Visit the coal mountains of West Virginia with Green Frog photographer Rich Scheid, beginning in Blue Field, West Virginia, and working north through Mayberry, Switch Back, Elkhorn, Kyle, Northfork, Keystone, Kimball, Superior, Welch, and Roderfield. This trip takes us through the many moods of the fall season and through the small coal towns of West Virginia.

Coal is the thriving commodity of the area, and the livelihood of its residents. Just as in days past of the Norfolk & Western, the Norfolk Southern continues to battle the steep grades of the West Virginia mountains. 60 Minutes

 

NORFOLK SOUTHERN VOL-5 Pt 2-TRACKS OF THE OLD N&W THE POCAHONTAS DIVISION

We continue our visit through the coal mountains of West Virginia. Green Frog's professional railroad photographer, Rich Scheid captures the action at Roderfield and then continues northwest through Iaeger. We'll see a coal mine located between Matewan and Williamson, flood loading a coal train. Then we'll continue on to Williamson where we visit the yard facility and car shops, and see cars being turned on the turntable.

Next we continue our trek northwest through Chattaroy, Borderland, Nolan, Naugatuck, Kermit, Glen Hayes, Prichard and finally over the Ohio River at Kenova. The beautiful Fall colors and fast paced action accentuate this exciting program! 50 Minutes

 

NORFOLK SOUTHERN’S NEW CASTLE DISTRICT

Join Neff Video and videographer Terry Lewis on a trackside tour of NS’s extremely busy single-track mainline between Seven Mile, Ohio and Ft. Wayne, Indiana. This line formerly belonged to the Pennsylvania Railroad and was later sold to the Norfolk and Western. Traffic is so heavy on this line that new sidings had to be added and existing sidings extended to accommodate two full-sized trains if need be.

Locations include: Seven Mile, Camden, Campbellstown, Richmond, Hagerstown, Millville, New Castle, Oakville, Cowan, Muncie, Royerton, Eaton, Hartford City, Montpelier, Poneto, Bluffton, Kingsland, and Ft. Wayne. One hour, full color, stereo sound, no-narration, on-screen graphics indicate location and train symbol.

 

NORFOLK SOUTHERN’S SANDUSKY LINE

Visit Norfolk-Southern’s busy mainline between Lewis Center (just north of Columbus) and Attica Junction (south of Bellevue). NS has deemed this territory as a high-density line and is now (year 2000) in the process of upgrading this single track line to double. In addition, the old position light signals are being replaced by the more modern traffic light style signals.

In addition to the NS action, this video also includes footage of trains running on the CSX (former Conrail) line that parallels the NS line for a short distance between Lewis Center and Cheshire Road. We also include a few runby’s of CSX at Attica Junction on perhaps one of the busiest mainlines in Ohio. Other locations include: Troyton, Waldo, Marion, Bucyrus, Chatfield and other locations in between. One hour, full color, sound, graphics, and no narration.

 

NORFOLK SOUTHERN’S DAYTON DISTRICT-FROM MIDDLETOWN TO LONDON, OH.

The Dayton District is a railroad line owned and operated by the Norfolk Southern Railway in the state of Ohio. The line runs from Columbus, southwest to Cincinnati, along former Pennsylvania Railroad and New York Central Railroad lines. Its east end is at or near the Columbus District, Sandusky District, and West Virginia Secondary; its south end is near Bond Hill, where it meets CSX Transportation's Cincinnati Terminal Subdivision and the Indiana and Ohio Railway's Midland Subdivision.

Along the way, it junctions the New Castle Subdivision at Evendale. This video will cover the portion of the line between Middletown and London Ohio. This program was shot between April of 2008 and February of 2009. During most of 2008 this line saw on average, 15 trains per 24 hour period, not including extras and specials.

Towards the end of 2008, the recession began to take its toll on the railroad business of the Dayton District. The General Motors Assembly Plant in Moraine (Dayton) Ohio was closed for good in December of 2008. As a result, 5 trains were abolished due to this plant's closing. Locations covered in this video will be Middletown, Miamisburg, Moraine, Fairborn, Enon, Snyderville, Springfield, Brook Siding, Plattsburg and London. 89 minutes

 

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