With the First Responders unit and the Veterans Unit leading the way, 068 enters Roanoke with a train full of passenger coaches, the exhibit car, and a gondola full of coal.
After running hard from Roanoke to Lynchburg that morning, N&W 611 simmers on the mainline in front of the old N&W passenger station now the O. Winston Link museum while crowds arrive to see her ... (more)
N&W Class J 611 westbound passing some lite power at the westend of Shaffers Crossing Yard on a roundtrip Roanoke VA to Walton VA excursion
Waiting to be added to tonight's train 3, the westbound "Pocahontas"
The Norfolk & Western Big Three at the Virginia Museum of Transportation from left to right: N&W 2156, N&W 611 and N&W 1218. I had the opportunity to come down on my own and photograph the big thr... (more)
The Forgotten Steam Engine
N&W 1151 has spent the last few years outside the Virginia Museum of Transportation awaiting some much needed attention. While the unit was saved fro... (more)
The afternoon trip to Walton departs downtown Roanoke as a crowd of onlookers watch.
Steam locomotives? Cabooses? Lordy, Roanoke IS Heaven!
N&W 611 turns her train on the wye in downtown Roanoke immediately following her arrival from an all day ferry move beginning at Spencer, NC. She brought 13 cars along for the ride, including her ... (more)
Various power sits around the Roanoke turntable including
a couple of Dash 8.5 rebuilds.
Norfolk & Western J Class #611 storms into Roanoke early in the morning on Independence Day, delighting hundreds of railfans as they prepare to ride behind her to Lynchburg.
Reunited in Roanoke
After much fanfare over the past month, Norfolk & Western 611 sits quietly with its firebox still warm alongside its Roanoke-built sisters at the Virginia M... (more)
Southern Visitor from Georgia
Southern E8A number 6901j is resting in front of Norfolk Southern's Roanoke shops as a heavy rain squall passes through the area. The unit belongs... (more)
The Return to Roanoke
Railfans line the MLK Memorial Pedestrian Bridge as N&W 611 brings the afternoon excursion into Roanoke to allow passengers to detrain and prepare the tra... (more)
The Erie Lackawanna Railroad 3639, later Conrail 6670, sits with the other relics in Norfolk Southern's West Yard in Roanoke. The SPD45 is listed as being owned by the Virginia Museum of Transport... (more)