Norfolk and Western class J number 611 departed its display location of 20 years today at 2pm. The special train shoved east from the VMT connection track, all the way downtown, to the O Winston L... (more)
The N&W J 611 is slowly removed from the VMT while NS officials inspect its progress. The Locomotive is being removed for a trip to the North Carolina Museum of Transportation to be restored for 2... (more)
After a decade on static display, the Fire Up 611 campaign has done its job: Norfolk & Western Class J No. 611 is ready to leave the Virginia Museum of Transportation for a second rebirth, this ti... (more)
Three tracks nearly full of stored NS GE power paint await future work and/or repair at Roanoke alongside a string of freshly rebuilt coal hoppers in this July 2013 image. As of late April 2014, t... (more)
First "Blue Ribbon Special" of many. Photographed for NS Corp.
One of the famous "Lost Engines of Roanoke" has been rescued and sets awaiting better days. There is the rumor that one of the prime movers on this unit or its sister could be restored to operate... (more)
During a fund-raiser night photo session we were treated to visit from 1218 and the Fs. As we waited for the sun to set there were a few photo opportunities.
During a fund-raiser night photo session we were treated to visit from 1218 and the Fs. Stacks at the shops rise in the background.
Westbound N&W freight in downtown Roanoke, VA || August 1969
Wabash E8A #1009 was the 10,000th diesel locomotive built by Electro-Motive Division, commemorated on June 14, 1951, at its LaGrange, Illinois, facility. Upon retirement, it went to the Virginia ... (more)
VMT's newly restored Wabash E8.
The Norfolk & Western 1218 sits in the yard at the Virginia Museum of Transportation. The locomotive had been moved out from under the shelter for a special event photo shoot for the weekend.
Cab Run shoving new CSX coke hoppers into the yard in Roanoke.
In front of the erstwhile HQ of its former owner with Hotel Roanoke, the dowage queen of the Roanoke skyline in the background, this classic is headed west thru my favorite "funnel".