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Photo ID: 393488

Fireman's side view of the 1209 just in from Roanoke and getting some service. N&W Class A.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1209
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: August 08, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Mar 29, 2012

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Photo ID: 393487

After an overnight bus ride from Roanoke, the photographer spots an A-class 1209 demonstrating articulation as it threads through a crossover under the coal dock at Columbus. Like John, the engin... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1209
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: August 08, 1956


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Added: Mar 29, 2012

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Photo ID: 390761

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)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-8-2
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 2149
Train ID: freight
Photo Date: August 07, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 27, 2012

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Photo ID: 390638

Pacifics #210 and #212, former passenger power, sit idle in the dead line waiting for the executioner. During this era, the Virginian was on a diesel-buying binge and by 1957 all steam operations... (more)

Railroad: Virginian Railway
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VGN 210
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: August 07, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 26, 2012

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Photo ID: 390541

A pair of heavy switchers under steam wait at the dock. Engine #241 sits behind #252.

Railroad: Virginian Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-8-0
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VGN 252
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: August 07, 1956


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Added: Feb 25, 2012

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Photo ID: 390540

boxcab #110 sits at the VGN terminal waiting for work.

Railroad: Virginian Railway
Locomotive: Alco-Westinghouse EL1A
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VGN 110
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: August 07, 1956


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Added: Feb 25, 2012

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Photo ID: 390436

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)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 610
Train ID: passenger
Photo Date: August 07, 1956


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Added: Feb 24, 2012

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Photo ID: 390435

A big motor, rated at 6,800HP, waits at the shed.

Railroad: Virginian Railway
Locomotive: GE EL-2B
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VGN 126
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: August 07, 1956


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Added: Feb 24, 2012

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Photo ID: 390329

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)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-8-2
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 2129
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: August 07, 1956


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Added: Feb 23, 2012

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Photo ID: 390325

#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.

Railroad: Virginian Railway
Locomotive: FM H16-44
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VGN 33
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: August 07, 1956


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Added: Feb 23, 2012

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Photo ID: 390258

#110, the class EL1A boxcab set, waits for work under the wires.

Railroad: Virginian Railway
Locomotive: Alco-Westinghouse EL1A
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VGN 110
Train ID: light power
Photo Date: August 07, 1956


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Added: Feb 22, 2012

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Photo ID: 390255

Y5 #2113 appears to be making a reverse move with cars in the yard.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-8-2
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 2113
Train ID: yard shuffle
Photo Date: August 07, 1956


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Added: Feb 22, 2012

Views: 4,607
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Photo ID: 390147

Amongst the bullet-nosed fleet, roundhouse employees are momentarily distracted by the guy with a camera snapping their photo while working on J #608.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 608
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: August 07, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 21, 2012

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Photo ID: 390146

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 & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-8-2
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 2165
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: August 07, 1956



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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 21, 2012

Views: 3,816
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Photo ID: 389847

Heavy switcher #244 grabs some nice backlight on a hazy August day enroute to it's assignment amongst the blooming Virginia thistle.

Railroad: Virginian Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-8-0
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VGN 244
Train ID: light power
Photo Date: August 07, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 18, 2012

Views: 5,395
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Favorited: 42

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