Norfolk Southern Railroad: Backhoe Tricks with Jeff A.Snyder Navarre, Ohio

Part Time Signalman & Full Time Professional Fisherman. JA Snyder Stretching the NS backhoe is a great way to get it ready for a good days work. It’s almost as fun as fishing for Bass.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Norfolk Southern Train (2)

Fall colors are ablaze in Virginia as this video montage takes you from the Shenandoah and New River valleys western Virginia to the Piedmont of Virginia. Norfolk Southern, CSX and Amtrak trains all make appearances. Most notable is NS 20T make a detour run up the Shenandoah Valley. From trainweb.org/mattsrrphotos
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Op session on Tom Wilsons P&WV and John Wilkes L&N and Southern .wmv

The operation session was held on Jan 6 2011. The session is held on the Thursday before Prototype Rails at Cocoa Beach Fl. meet. The session starts at John Wilkes L&N and Southern RR at 12:30pm and then continues at Tom Wilsons Pittsburgh & West Virginia and Union RR. The session finished at about 10:30pm . 15 operators from 5 states came and operated on the layouts. The railroads use a phone system to issue track warrents from the dispatcher to the engineers. Johns layout has two dispatcher one for the L&N and one for the Southern RR
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Two Norfolk Southern Locomotives… Tons of Coal

Two Norfolk Southern locomotives with tons of coal make their way from Wyoming County, West Virginia to the Norfolk, Virginia shipyards. The following video shows the locomotives climbing a continental divide. The waters from the video go to the New River (ultimately to the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico), on the other side of the tunnel the waters go to the Roanoke River (ultimately to the Atlantic Ocean)

Southern Virginia or Western Virginia?

Question by Dmitri: Southern Virginia or Western Virginia?
I’m thinking about moving to Virginia, and would prefer to live in the western or southern part. I’m the type of person who really likes rain, big storms, and farm/country life, what region is richer in those?
And what would be the best city?

Best answer:

Answer by Devyn
I’m a southern Virginia native and have been all over the state!
Southern Virginia, it’s mostly just rural, you’ll find a few upbeat, suburban areas but not many. The people are usually very nice and you’re typical “good ol’ country folks.” The downfalls are there’s not a whole heck of a lot to do. And because you’re most likely to live in a small town, everyone will know your business. The weather goes like this, November-March it’s bitter cold. I’m talking 30s and below every day. Now May through September, it’s so hot you can’t stand it. Like upper 90s everday. Now the few months in between, the weather is fine. Not a whole lot of rain, but there’s a lot of thunderstorms in the summer.

Western Virginia is the big Mountain Area. It’s very small with little to do and the people live very backwoods lifestyles. The only difference in the weather is that it snows a lot more in western VA than in Southern VA.

Western VA is probably a little more of your country lifestyle, but both are small, country parts of the state!

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!