Alcos 1425 and 1405 smoke it up as they depart Appalachia with train 864 for Corbin. This is the Imboden crossing just west of "Double Cut." The adjacent track is the Southern Railway main line. T... (more)
Consecutively-numbered Alco C630s L&N 1431 and 1432 draw southbound train 855 at Appalachia on a summer morning in 1968. The Norton-bound train (light on tonnage today) has just crossed Pine Stree... (more)
UP 2900, an Alco C-630, leads the only Alco C-855 B-unit built -- 60B -- which was only 4 years old when photographed entering Rawlins, Wyo. eastbound on May 11, 1968. It was scrapped 3 years la... (more)
Not long before sundown, an SP C630 switches a long cut of cars at the east end of the yard.
On a gray afternoon when we weren't even sure it was worth heading to the tracks, a buddy and I happened on this beast sitting behind the former Western Railway of Alabama shops. RSCo was rebuildi... (more)
It's a busy day in Roanoke, giving the engineer of 1137 a chance to enjoy a mild January day as he waits for the OK to make his next move.
A big Alco Century series leads two GE units and three EMDs on a long southbound freight. The afternoon sky adds drama to the scene.
SCL C630 2213 heads up an extra south out of Acca Yard in Richmond, Va in October 1967. Initially several ex-ACL locomotives received the SCL "speed lettering" logotype and numbers under the loco... (more)
This fine example of railroading history is availible for viewing with your admission at the Virginia Museum of Transportation, along with other well-known items like #611.
When I think of Roanoke I think 611 & 1218 under a shed, while they sit under a shed just behind them N&W 1135 and 1776 sit out in the sun at the VMT.
Former UP unit, later transferred to Cartier RR.
Former UP units, later transferred to Cartier RR.
Former UP C630 acquired by DMIR
SCL trainman J. Malcolm Dix was protecting the movement as a set of SCL power backed through Acca Yard enroute to the Bryan Park Terminal engine facility after bringing in a heavy phosphate train ... (more)