On May 24, 2014, Norfolk and Western class J #611 was moved from its Virginia Museum of Transportation display location to the Norfolk Southern locomotive service facility at Shaffers Crossing in ... (more)
One year ago this weekend, spectators enjoyed the sight of 611 being towed out of the Virginia Museum of Transportation on May 24, 2014, as Norfolk Southern crews and VMT staff worked to move 611 ... (more)
On a sunny and clear National Train Day 2015, the rest of the train is still pulling out of the yard as 1036 clears the crossing by milepost 6.7 leading NS 746 southbound towards Belews Creek, NC
Photographer: -Norman Blackwood- from the original Kodachrome 35mm slide.
This is one of three N&W Y6 class engines (one Y6a and two Y6b's) that languished into the mid 1970's in Roanoke. It i... (more)
Countdown to Insanity! - With less than 30 days from her return home to Roanoke, here's another from the archives, recent as it may be. In the summer of 2013 there was a night shoot in the VMT yar... (more)
Norfolk Southern's experminental battery-powered unit, BP4 #999, crosses the Roanoke River as it works to switch cars at the Roadway Material Yard in Roanoke, Virginia. Photo by Casey Thomason. ... (more)
The Erie Lackawanna Railroad 3639, later Conrail 6670, sits with the other relics in Norfolk Southern's West Yard in Roanoke. The SPD45 is listed as being owned by the Virginia Museum of Transport... (more)
The N&W J 611 is slowly removed from the VMT while NS officials inspect its progress. The Locomotive is being removed for a trip to the North Carolina Museum of Transportation to be restored for 2... (more)
Photographer- Unknown- from the 35 mm original Kodachrome slide.
Former Wabash #100, now (at the time the photo was taken) N&W #500 "Claytor Lake" brings up the rear of an N&W 611 po... (more)
Westbound NS freight arriving in Roanoke, VA behind C39-8 #8616 || Sept. 1999
Norfolk and Western Class J 605 sits next to her sister J 603 at Shaffers Crossing. Roanoke, VA
Norfolk and Western K2 122 passes the Norfolk and Western general office building at Roanoke, VA
View from under coal wharf area at Shaffers Crossing. Norfolk and Western Y6a 2157, and Class A 1241 await their turn to take on coal.
Norfolk and Western Y6b is Preparing to take on coal at Shaffer's Crossing. GP9 #729 is sitting on the opposite track.
The NS 1073 Penn Central leads the NS 195 into the West Yard in Roanoke.