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)
Norfolk and Western Class J #611 storms up the Blue Ridge grade with the first Powhatan Arrow excursion train of the weekend. This was my first time seeing 611 on her home territory and it was an ... (more)
With 611 done with its weekend excursions, a grain train appears in downtown Roanoke.
NS 272, with an SD70 leader, turns south out of Roanoke heading for Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
"The Powhatan Arrow" has returned from Lynchburg and zigzags across the mains in order to back down to the O. Winston Link Museum on the Roanoke District. The newer track configuration ... (more)
"Deadline at Sunset"
A close up view of the Fireman's side No. 3 crank pin roller bearing on N&W J Class locomotive 611.
The stored units and various types of freight cars in the yards at Roanoke provide leading lines into the Roanoke skyline, what little of one there is.
The westbound Powhatan Arrow arrives back in Roanoke as it shoves its train back toward the passenger area as it passes the former Norfolk and Western office building in downtown Roanoke
My vantage point atop our Ford Edge gave a nice view over the tightly meshed fence that lines the yard in Roanoke, and gave opportunity to shoot the Former Soo Line and later Indiana Railroad SD60... (more)
Just a few minutes before the taking of this photo, I was looking out upon the yards and beautiful mountains of Roanoke from a nice Vantage point for viewing both, and I couldn't help but notice t... (more)
With the weekend's 611 runs complete, several coaches are heading east to Lynchburg.
After 611 finished its trips for the day and the crowds thinned in downtown Roanoke, 210-car 195 rolled into town at Randolph Street, passing the N&W General Office buildings just before sunset.
And you thought it was another Larry's shot....storage units left n' right, up n' down Roanoke.
NS's latest special paint scheme project is underway....LOL....