HLCX 5960, an ex-UP, nee-CNW SD60 sit's in Roanoke's South Yard with 2 GE units waiting on it's next assignment. South Yard is the former Virginian Railway's yard in Roanoke and now serves as a st... (more)
N&W Alcos gather at Roanoke, VA during the spring of 1972
Late one night in Virginia, the crew discovers a hidden coupler within the pilot and decide to secretly run a double header with N&W #610. No photos exist of the event... In actuality, it is unl... (more)
Body and soul. Or, reminiscing days gone by. bw
J at Rest: N&W's Streamlined Js had 80,000 pounds of tractive effort and were proven able to hold a steady speed of 110 mph with a 15 car train while on loan to the PRR. Railroad: Norfolk & WesternLocomotive: Steam 4-8-4Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USALocomotive #: NW 611Train ID: Lerro Photo CharterPhoto Date: November 13, 2010
Eye on the prize: Owen Hawkins, the engineer of tonight's train #26, the Powhatan Arrow, leans out of the cab to grab trainorders. bw
A crowd gathers around N&W #611 as it makes a short stop at a loading dock prior to making a station stop just ahead. A Lerro Productions event at the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
N&W employee Matt Crouch takes a moment to replay the long hard day just past... A Lerro Productions event at the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
N&W SD45 1724 leading an eastbound train running long hood forward, Roanoke, VA || November 1971
While no longer under steam, "A" series N&W 1218 makes for an impressive photo prop during a night photo session sponsored by Lerro Productions/Virginia Museum of Transportation.
Portrait of a railroader.. N&W engineer Owen Hawkins poses for a photo from the cab of N&W 1218. Lerro Productions/Virginia Museum of Transportation.
50-some years ago, 1218 and 611 might have been found puffing along the N&W through Roanoke on any given night. In 2010, they are the stars of the show at the Lerro Productions Virginia Museum of ... (more)
The N&W still rules in Roanoke. 1218 is just blocks away from her birthplace with her home road's CPLs in the background. A Lerro Productions event at the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
A Lerro Productions event at the Virginia Museum of Transportation