Southern 4501 is framed along US 60 in the hills of Virginia on a Roanoke-Shenandoah excursion. Thanks to Jeff Hawkins for his assistance. See his site at Railroad: Southern RailwayLocomotive: Steam 2-8-2Location: Buena Vista, Virginia, USALocomotive #: SOU 4501Train ID: specialPhoto Date: September 20, 1970
With the head-end passing the general store made famous in a night photo by O. Winston Link, a Southern 4501 special rolls through the siding enroute to Shenandoah with an open-air car full of con... (more)
While waiting for a Southern steam special above, a bonus grab shot is recorded of C&O action below along the James River. Who knew it'd someday become a classic? For a view of all the action th... (more)
A Southern 4501 special polishes the high iron of the ex-Virginian. Thanks to John A. Craft for help ID'ing the location and date of this run. For a view of all the action that steamy September ... (more)
A Southern steam special on the N&W crosses the James River enroute to Shenandoah. More Southern 4501 shots are seen from that steamy September 1970 at ... (more)
Waiting to go north with a train to L.A., Santa Fe cars are spotted in the depot tracks. Tack on the PA's and lets go!
In the terminal at San Diego waiting to take a train to L.A. The prime mover was a 244 series engine.
An I1s 2-10-0 shoves flats of farm implements in the Spring of '56.
A K4 hustles down the high iron with a commuter train.
This train is heading to the Big Apple, crossing Cheesequake Creek. In minutes the steam portion of the trip will end as the K4 is swapped out for the run under the wires into NYC, a decades-long... (more)
Highballing with one of the PRR steam survivors out of South Amboy
A PC track inspector works the main. For a collection of shots taken on this trip see the Godfatherrails.com Channel>
Early era of Amtrak saw ATSF 543 working the coachyard as she did faithfully for Santa Fe for decades. For a collection of shots taken on this trip see the Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)Locomotive: FM H12-44TSLocation: Chicago, Illinois, USALocomotive #: ATSF 543Train ID: hostle movePhoto Date: February, 1974
Phase One looked good on E8's too. Also seen in the pit: a new SDP40F's and a CNW covered wagon. This was still PC property, ex-PRR engine facility. Amtrak later rebuilt at this spot post '76. ... (more)
The Blackhawk enroute to Dubuque Iowa at Roosevelt Rd. For a collection of shots taken on this trip see the Godfatherrails.com Channel>