The Queen of Steam in the City Of Roanoke
Norfolk & Western J Class 611 is departing the city of Roanoke with its second excursion of the day as it passes what will become a "l... (more)
N&W J Class 4-8-4 611 heading back to Roanoke near Bonsack, VA
Norfolk & Western #1151 in a sorry state at Roanoke, VA.
NW 1776 on display at VMT, Roanoke, VA.
NS Locos & Freight Cars on long term storage at Roanoke Yard, VA.
N&W 611 brings the excursion train into the station in Roanoke
Day One of excursions finds 611 pulling out of the yard towards the depot for boarding.
N&W 611, the only remaining example of the N&W's J class of 4-8-4 locomotives leaves Roanoke on it's way to Lynchburg, VA
Class One railroads are sidelining tons of locomotives coast to coast, a sad sign of the times.
Eastbound freight passes NS yards with all the stored power and more than 200 brand new, unused coal hoppers waiting for their first call to duty, perhaps delayed by the drop in coal business.
A lot of stored power sit and await their fate including SD70's, C44-9W's, B40-8's, GP38-2's, SD60's, C40-8's, SD60M's, C40-9's and SD40-2's.
Serpintine conga line. Stored diesels and freight cars line the yard tracks at the NS freight yard
KCS GP22ECO #2402 and slug in Roanoke, VA for adhesion testing in 2009.
Celebrating a birthday on May 29 is 611. It's "birth certificate" adorns the streamliner jacketing on each side of the smoke box.