My Hobby of Trains

I've enjoyed being around trains since age 7. The main CSX line runs behind the neighborhood where I currently live. I have lived here for over 18 years. Over this time, I've seen a wide variety of diesel power going through, including GP38s, GP40s, SD40s (including dash-2s), B40-8s, C40-8s, C40-8Ws, AC4400s, and other types.

In July of 1994, I joined the Chesapeake Bay & Western Railroaders Club (thanks to my good friend, Jerry Murphy). Jerry had brought me there the April before, and I learned that he had been a member since he was 16. Both of us continue to be members of this fine club. CB&W maintains a good membership, and each and every member has his or her unique talent (whether it be the knowledge of a particular railroad or how to wire in a section of track).

The Trains that Travel Through Newport News, VA

Most of the trains that travel through Newport News are coal trains. These trains usually begin their long journey from West Virginia. The existence of the railroad in our city is due to the responsibility of Colis P. Hunnington, who also started Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company.

Current News

I have been informed by Jerry Murphy, a member of CB&W, that Alco is getting ready to re-enter the locomotive manufacturing business! Stay tuned for further information.

7-7-99 -Norfolk Southern and CSX are currently acquiring Conrail locomotives. For CSX, this means a change of pace as they beef up their EMD stock. Check the roster link for the latest.

Some Really Cool Train Pictures

CSX Pictures

Other Train Pictures

CSX Engines Chessie System Pictures
CSX Cabooses Conrail Pictures
CSX Rolling Stock Norfolk Southern Pictures
Acca Yard Pictures
TGV Pictures
A Tressle in Lynchburg

Train Club Links

Chesapeake Bay Railroad Club
CB&W on Yahoo
The Offical CB&W Web Page See the progress of Chesapeake Bay & Western

Other Train-Related Links

Major Railroad Home Pages

CSX's Home Page
Conrail's Home Page
Norfolk Southern's Home Page

Personal Train Pages

Age of Steam Railroad Museum Read about their restoring UP Big Boy #X4018
AlcoHauler Home Page Some great pictures of Alco power
The BullSheet Contains a complete CSX roster with paint schemes; also has CSX freight schedules
Great Northern Railway Page Pictures of GN depots and cabooses; GN FAQ
Motive PowerReview A fantastic reference for major railroad rosters; also, links to listings of locomotives by manufacturer
North American Freight Railroads (Rosters) Links to locomotive Rosters for CSX, NS, BNSF, UP, Conrail, & others
Rick's Web Server 20,000+ pictures; link your rail page; train e-mail talk list
Warren Calloway's Seaboard Air Line Home Page
The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

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