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.
NS Locos & Freight Cars on long term storage at Roanoke Yard, VA.
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.
After bringing in a couple empty scrap gons, Steel Dynamic's SW1 uncouples and pulls away from the cars as the excavator to the left gets fired up, preparing to load the gons.
View of NW 521 at VMT, Roanoke, VA.
Freshly restored 662 is one of two such units rescued from the scrap yard by Roanoke Chapter NRHS. Here it was posing for night shots before heading under the shed, where it remains today.
On Train Day 5.14.16, NW 41 was doing small train rides to the Visitors of VMT, Roanoke, VA. Towards the end of day, these Gentleman, who are of course Employees of VMT, take a hitch, sitting / st... (more)
While passengers and onlookers take in the hometown steam locomotive, freight continues to move through downtown Roanoke. Intermodal 201 gets ahead of the excursion as The Pelican boards fo... (more)
Southern heritage, for sure. At the time, this end of the yard was bustling with locals and outbound trains, not storage cars/locomotives.
8507 is one of the new "Dash 8.5" rebuilds from Roanoke Shops.
Have photographed this item many times yet the chances of seeing it restored slip farther and farther away each year. Sole surviving Roanoke-built Class M2c.
What's unusual is, aside from the remarkable gathering of models here, most of the ex-SOO/BN units (including the 6011) I was able to capture last October out in Minneapolis scattered about Northt... (more)