It's a hot May evening as a pedestrian bridge full of railfans and onlookers wait on the J Class 611 to continue her way into the yard, While waiting, a rail train made an appearance and continued... (more)
A retired Virginian EL-C sits in Roanoke pending sale to the New Haven Railroad. In the background, a PRR GG1 (#4919) on loan for testing on the N&W's Virginian line awaits assignment. Or - VGN #... (more)
N&W class Y6a #2156 sits by N&W class A #1218 each awaiting their next assignment. Built respectively in 1942 and 1943, No. 2156 will retire in 1959 after working the coal fields... (more)
N&W class Y6a #2156 sits by N&W class A #1218 awaiting a call to service. No. 2156 is a 2-8-8-2 and the sole survivor of the railroad's Y5, Y6, Y6a, and Y6b classes. This loc... (more)
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.