The days of these CP signals on the Blue Ridge district are numbered. Soon they will be replaced by more modern signals. They have stood the test of time since the line was run by Norfolk & Wester... (more)
Top Ten of 2016. With the year almost over, here's a look back at my Top 10 favorite shots from 2016.6. I can't have a Top 10 list without a few steam shots, so here's the... (more)
Norfolk & Western 4-8-4 J-Class No. 611 leads the Roanoke-Lynchburg round trip excursion westbound past the N&W CPL's at Blue Ridge, Va.
No. 611 roars to the top of the Blue Ridge grade putting on an awe inspiring bout of showman ship as she pushes through the intermediates at Blue Ridge.
The Norfolk & Western Class J 611 put on one heck of a show as she splits the classic N&W Blue Ridge CPLs just east of Roanoke leading the Powhatan Arrow toward Lynchburg.
Thunder on Blue Ridge: N&W Class J 611 climbs the Blue Ridge Mountains at the grade's namesake CPL signals with The Powhatan Arrow in tow.
Mother's Day Powhatan Arrow is enroute back to Roanoke, VA from its trip to Lynchburg, with the J pink flagged.
N&W 611 passes through CPL style signals at Blue Ridge.
The eastbound Powhatan Arrow climbs the Blue Ridge Mountains as it splits the former NW CPL signals at Blue Ridge
The 'Powhatan Arrow' excursion returning to Roanoke from Lynchburg is approaching the Blue Ridge summit. Tower Road (once the location of an interlocking tower and crossovers) is a private crossin... (more)
Rolling through an S-curve, N&W No. 611 has just crested the westbound grade at Blue Ridge and begins the descent into Roanoke.
Two friends and myself arrived early at Blue Ridge Saturday morning figuring we would be one of the first people there. Much to our surprise, they were already 30-40 people scattered in several pl... (more)
The Eastbound leg of the Saturday excursion to Lynchburg powers upgrade through Blue Ridge, passing the N&W CPL signals.
NW 611 works its way downgrade past the old NW CPL signals at Blue Ridge, Virginia.
N&W 611 climbs towards the summit of Blue Ridge Grade.