Freshly restored 662 is one of two such units rescued from the scrap yard by Roanoke Chapter NRHS. Here it was posing for night shots before heading under the shed, where it remains today.
N&W 611 has crested Christiansburg grade and now hustles west to the wye at Walton where it will turn and return to Roanoke. The pink flags 611 is flying are in honor of Mothers Day.
On Train Day 5.14.16, NW 41 was doing small train rides to the Visitors of VMT, Roanoke, VA. Towards the end of day, these Gentleman, who are of course Employees of VMT, take a hitch, sitting / st... (more)
NS 956 with N&W 611 on point rolls through Bonsack bound for Lynchburg
The 1218 is northbound on the Shenandoah Valley Line on a circle trip from Roanoke to Balcony Falls on the C&O, down the James River Line to Lynchburg, and back to Roanoke over Blue Ridge. Moment... (more)
NS 957 with N&W 611 on point crosses the Roanoke River at Glenvar bound for Radford, VA
611 just outside of Montvale on NS 956
Thunder on Blue Ridge: N&W Class J 611 climbs the Blue Ridge Mountains at the grade's namesake CPL signals with The Powhatan Arrow in tow.
While passengers and onlookers take in the hometown steam locomotive, freight continues to move through downtown Roanoke. Intermodal 201 gets ahead of the excursion as The Pelican boards fo... (more)
N&W 611 storms Eastbound around a curve near Bonsack, along old US 460. She's making a good run on the Blue Ridge Grade this morning, and the air is just cool enough to keep the steam condensing a... (more)
Southern heritage, for sure. At the time, this end of the yard was bustling with locals and outbound trains, not storage cars/locomotives.
8507 is one of the new "Dash 8.5" rebuilds from Roanoke Shops.
The Norfolk & Western Class J 4-8-4 #611 makes a grand exit from the NS Montgomery Tunnel on the Christiansburg District with the pink Mother's Day flags flying on the westbound trip to Walton, Vi... (more)
NS 957 with N&W 611 on point storms up grade at Shawsville as all the railfans present get a shower of cinders in the process
Dramatic skies begin to brew and the morning's rainfall begins to pick up as Norfolk And Western 611 thunders past a small horse farm just west of Webster, Virginia.