A big motor, rated at 6,800HP, waits at the shed.
As a laborer waits in the shadows with hammer in hand, a pair of N&W steamers yearn for an assignment at the Shaffers Crossing pit. #2129 was a Y6 class engine. On the left is Z1a class #1483, a... (more)
#33 is tended to at the pit after a day of work around the yard. One of the workers has taken notice of the photographer in his midst.
#110, the class EL1A boxcab set, waits for work under the wires.
Y5 #2113 appears to be making a reverse move with cars in the yard.
Amongst the bullet-nosed fleet, roundhouse employees are momentarily distracted by the guy with a camera snapping their photo while working on J #608.
Y6a #2165 gets some maintainence at Shaffers Crossing. Sitting outside as seen through the window panes behind 2165, lurks another Y-class behemoth, Railroad: Norfolk & WesternLocomotive: Steam 2-8-8-2Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USALocomotive #: NW 2165Train ID: n/aPhoto Date: August 07, 1956
Heavy switcher #244 grabs some nice backlight on a hazy August day enroute to it's assignment amongst the blooming Virginia thistle.
VGN #33 hammers the diamond with a cut of cars.
Class Y6a #2169 goes for a spin at Shaffers Crossing.
Class SB #248 works the yard.
Y4 #2084 gets hostled at the Schaffers Crossing engine terminal.
#33 was only one year into service at the time it was photographed.
Class EL-2B #125 makes a move under the wires.
In commemoration of his 800th photo accepted to the RP.net database, John presents doubleheaded Y6b class #2176 crossing over in front of his camera. Note the impressed onlookers across the track... (more)