An eastbound stack train climbs upgrade between Rural Retreat and Crockett, VA in 1998. A siding was built at this location not long afterwards to help deal with the uptick on traffic on this rout... (more)
The town of Rural Retreat, VA was made famous among steam aficionados by the Christmas Eve 1957 recording of train 42, the eastbound Pelican, arriving and departing after making a flag stop. The n... (more)
Ex-Southern #630 heads east through storied farm land near Rural Retreat towards Wytheville with the morning leg of an excursion to Radford, VA. Railroad: Southern RailwayLocomotive: Steam 2-8-0Location: Rural Retreat, Virginia, USALocomotive #: SOU 630Train ID: NS 958Photo Date: March 09, 2013
SOU 630 rolls through the bucolic farm scene at Rural Retreat.
N&W 611 East of Rural Retreat approaching Crockett just clear of MP 347.4 On Her Last Excursion/Revenue Run To Roanoke from Bristol, VA CLICK HERE To V... (more)
N&W 611 East of Rural Retreat approaching Crockett just clear of MP 347.4 On Her Last Excursion/Revenue Run To Roanoke from Bristol, VA. CLICK HERE To ... (more)
As darkness descends upon the quaint community of Rural Retreat, NS 37Q noisily rumbles through town and past the historic depot that O Winston Link made famous years ago.
On a gorgeous afternoon, NS O11, the AAPROCO special, parades through the beautiful fields of Crockett, VA situated just east of Rural Retreat with a handsome consist of three clean Amtrak P42's a... (more)
An assortment of nine engines (six of which are dead in tow) head up an eastbound manifest at Rural Retreat not long after daybreak on the Pulaski District.
NS 8099 makes its first run through Virginia as it leads NS 38Q through Rural Retreat in the last light of the day.
Passing the "saved by the bell" ex-N&W Depot. New owners asking for donations for purchase and restoration costs. Go to: www.ruralretreatdepot.org
Site of an O. Winston Link photograph
Ready to head back to Bristol
Eastbound at Crockett, NS 202 follows NS 23G on the Pulaski District toward Radford.
After meeting NS 22A at Crockett, NS 23G continues east toward Roanoke.