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Photo ID: 461237

Labor day weekend 1982 saw the inaugural run of the newly restored N&W J #611 on a Roanoke to Norfolk round trip. Our, and probably many other people's first sighting of the grand locomotive was a... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 04, 1982


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By: James E. House

Added: Dec 06, 2013

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Photo ID: 449464

The NS 9686 leads a mixed freight through Blue Ridge and into East Roanoke.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9686
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 14, 2013


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By: Trey Belton

Added: Aug 31, 2013

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Photo ID: 428802

Racing westbound down Blue Ridge grade near the famed Photographers Bridge

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 630
Train ID: NS 956
Photo Date: March 17, 2013


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By: Kasey Ridenhour

Added: Mar 17, 2013

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Photo ID: 415977

After successfully traversing the grueling Blue Ridge grade spanning from Bedford to this location situated in Blue Ridge itself, NS S11 parades west toward Roanoke with Norfolk Southern's Reading... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1067
Train ID: NS S11
Photo Date: November 24, 2012


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By: Samuel Phillips

Added: Nov 25, 2012

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Photo ID: 396775

Sperry Rail Service car #136 testing rail westbound at Blue Ridge, VA in this February 1971 scene.

Railroad: Sperry Rail Service
Locomotive: Sperry Rail Car
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SRS 136
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1971


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By: Tom Sink

Added: May 02, 2012

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Photo ID: 393654

A Southern FP7 heads two E7 units on the eastbound BIRMINGHAM SPECIAL just east of Roanoke. It had been ten years since I visited this famous railfan spot.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Sou 6135
Train ID: Sou 48-18
Photo Date: June, 1968


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Mar 31, 2012

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Photo ID: 377233

N&W #41, T-6 Alco 1951 owned by the Roanoke Chapter, NRHS, plus a couple of classic reds are deadheading to Lynchburg where they will pick up the NS Exhibit car and continue to Appomattox for this... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Alco T-6
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 41
Train ID: NS976
Photo Date: October 07, 2011


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By: Bob Lyndall

Added: Oct 07, 2011

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Photo ID: 294617

N&W Y6a 2157 pushes a coal drag headed by five EMD GP9 units. This was my final shot of Norfolk and Western steam in regular service.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-8-2
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 2157
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 08, 1958


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Aug 21, 2009

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Photo ID: 294616

Five N&W GP9 units pass under the " photographers bridge " with an eastbound coal drag.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 08, 1958


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Aug 21, 2009

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Photo ID: 294615

N&W Y6b 2179 and Y6a 2157 roll down the Blue Ridge grade in reverse during a light engine move.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-8-2
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 2179
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 08, 1958


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Aug 21, 2009

Views: 7,338
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Photo ID: 294614

Famous class A 1218 struggles up the Blue Ridge grade with an eastbound freight while a leased RF&P EMD E8 rolls downgrade with the POWHATAN ARROW.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: 25
Photo Date: November 08, 1958


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Aug 21, 2009

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Photo ID: 294613

N&W Y6a 2160 and class A 1219 are nose-to-nose rolling downgrade at Blue Ridge with an empty hopper train. I had also seen this unusual helper arrangement that August on one occasion. There were a... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-8-2
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 2160
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 08, 1958


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Aug 21, 2009

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Photo ID: 294610

N&W Y6a 2157 hustles upgrade at Blue Ridge on a light engine move.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-8-2
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 2157
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 08, 1958


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Aug 21, 2009

Views: 6,562
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Photo ID: 294503

Leased RF&P E8 1014 drifts down the Blue Ridge grade with tr. 25, POWHATAN ARROW. The class J 4-8-4s were mostly in standby or freight service after N&W President Stuart Saunders decided to hurry ... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 1014
Train ID: 25
Photo Date: November 07, 1958


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Aug 20, 2009

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Photo ID: 294502

Class A 1210 passes between position light signals with a westbound freight downgrade to Roanoke.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1210
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 06, 1958


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Aug 20, 2009

Views: 7,269
Comments: 3

Favorited: 51

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