One of the best ways to see a long gone rail line is by bike and southwestern VA has two N&W branches that serve as two of the finest rail trails in the country. The New River Trail offers a ride ... (more)
Hanging out at the depot and look what drifts by...Y6 #2149 has a cut of cars in tow. John and his railfan companion Bill Rosenberg (seen on the left) spent just one day at Roanoke, and later tha... (more)
Two of the most well-known stable mates in America share this fine museum as their home.
J #610 readies an eastbound train for departure from Roanoke in the evening glint. This engine had been spotted earlier at the Shaffer Crossing roundhouse. That photo and many others of this on... (more)
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)
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
Class Y6a #2169 goes for a spin at Shaffers Crossing.
Y4 #2084 gets hostled at the Schaffers Crossing engine terminal.
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)
Climbing out of the Maury River Valley after a locomtive swap with train 95 at Buena Vista
Three westbounds lined up and ready to depart Roanoke in this November 1973 scene.