A Great Northern F7 wears the Big Sky Blue color scheme while its mate is in the simplified orange and olive. I was on a USAF trip escorting the Thunderbirds with our C-130E from Langley AFB, Virg... (more)
The Great Northern NW2 switching in Seattle was wearing the Big Sky Blue color scheme.
An F9 leads an A-B-A set as train 25, NORTH COAST LIMITED, arrives in Seattle.
Some interesting locomotive combinations evolved as the NS heritage units were spun on the table at Spencer Tuesday morning. The Conrail unit moves forward as three anthracite roads that were fold... (more)
GRLW GP9 3752 pulls a short freight from Belton towards Pelzer and is a about to pass beneath SC highway 20. This spic-and-span short line has two former B&O GP9 units.
GRLW GP9 3752 has backed out of the large ethanol offloading facility at Cheddar and will run light to Belton to pick up a train. The 1957 EMD Geep was originally Baltimore and Ohio 6554.
The Lima Berkshire whistles for a crossing in an autumn setting not far from the excursion destination of Shenandoah, VA.
Nickel Plate Road S-2 2-8-4 759 soars above a small valley near Troutville enroute to Shenandoah.
Nickel Plate Road S-2 2-8-4 759 backs into the station on Sunday morning to couple up to the Shenandoah, VA excursion. I think that this shot captures the excitement of railfan trips in the 1950s ... (more)
Nickel Plate Road S-2 2-8-4 759 sits in the N&W shops property just east of the station for servicing after the Saturday excursion. It will run to Shenandoah, VA and return on Sunday.
The 759 is pulling hard in an autumn scene as it heads for the N&W main line and a return to Roanoke during the Saturday excursion to Virso, VA.
Nickel Plate S-2 Berkshire 759 pulls an excursion from Roanoke on the former Virginian Railway trackage. This locmotive is appropriate here where the Virginian's own Lima 2-8-4s used to roam.
The SILVER STAR is pictured running northbound south of Petersburg on a November Saturday morning. I was on my way to intercept Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 759 on the N&W.
N&W blue GP9s 517 and 503 stand ready to head west with the POCAHONTAS with black units in the background.
Two former Virginian Fairbanks Morse units now wear blue as they switch hopper cars at the vast N&W yard.