On a beautiful spring day, the Norfolk & Western Class J 611 backs her train to the Randolph St control point to unload her passengers for a three hour layover in downtown Roanoke Virginia. This w... (more)
NW 611 marches away from downtown Roanoke at 3 o'clock sharp with the "Roanoker" excursion train returning to Greensboro.
Sunday, April 24, 2016, turned into a rather relaxing day with 611 under crystal clear blue skies. I can only imagine my experience was a sign from a fallen friend. On my way home from Pennsylva... (more)
Having outlived their usefulness, NS B32's 523 and 524 are being scrapped at the Progress Rail Scrapyard in Roanoke, VA. All of the B32's are now in storage and many await the same fate as these t... (more)
The sun is beating down on this late July afternoon, as a pair of NS GEVO's back down in to the old Virginian Railway Yard, after helping to bring in another load of Black Gold.
The bridge that... (more)
SD70M-2 demonstrator working on NS during November 2005.
The NS 4001 and NS 4000 "DC to AC" units lead the NS 756 over Electric Road and begin the assault up the 1.6% grade of Starkey Hill.
New lightbulb for the 2156!
This train has a symbol, but when talking on the radio or being called by the dispatcher, the only way it is identified is by being called the "North Delivery" In this photo the train is... (more)
An old ALCO T-6, now owned by the Roanoke Chapter NRHS, pulls short excursions for the VMT on Train Lover's day.
This is a K2a 4-8-2 Mountain, not a J class 4-8-4. I shot the unusually dirty 126 below the 5th St. bridge.
A set of lite power scares the local pigeon populace as they bang over the diamonds at JK Interlocking in Roanoke Virginia. The train off in the distance, 937 is carrying machines from a tie gang ... (more)
I shot the westbound Norfolk & Western Y-6 2-8-8-2 with auxiliary tender from the 5th St. bridge over the Roanoke yard.
An ES40DC sits coupled up to the new D8.5s and the research car behind them as they prepare to test out the new locomotives. Smoke from the D8.5s can be seen rising above them.
Close to 100 units sit in the West Yard east of the 10th Street Bridge. The fate for many of them is unknown.