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.
The NS 4000 and NS 4001 "DC to AC" units lead the NS 756 south out of Roanoke past the Starkey CP.
The NS 4001 and NS 4000 "DC to AC" units lead the NS 757 into the West Yard in Roanoke after a trip from Belews Creek Steam Station.
Norfolk Southern Heritage unit 8114 rests in between assignments at the former Virginian South Yard on a fairly warm Winter afternoon.
NS 747 comes into Roanoke with the DC to AC units 4000 and 4001 trailing 5th and 6th. This is where I capped off the chase and called it a day after chasing it from Rocky Mount.
8114 takes a break after a long night hauling 757 north from Belews Creek, NC
The Lone Survivor
After a successful weekend of excursions N&W 611 joins its sisters at the Virginia Museum of Transportation. A brief break in heavy cloud cover allowed for th... (more)
611 Arrives in Roanoke
With the exception of a line of stored ex-UP SD90/43MACS in the foreground Roanoke yard is relatively empty for the evening arrival of J Class 611.
When 662 was originally put on display in the museum, the manufacture's name plate was missing. Something that I had not known even existed on this engine. It has since been added and after carefu... (more)
In a light rain the NS 1065 Savanna and Atlanta leads the Q56 south over Electric Road in Roanoke.