N&W 611 passes the classic Southern Railway signals at milepost 239.8 in Danville, VA on its way to the NC Transportation Museum in Spencer for its annual inspection.
Loaded coal train T402 heads east into the short Wasp Rock Tunnel along the James River Sub on a beautiful winter morning.
Rushing an eastbound excursion toward Radford the classic Mikado attracts some bovine attention in the bucolic interlude between Marion and the vast metropolis of McMullan. When there don't miss ... (more)
Running on the former Virginian mainline to Norfolk, loaded coal train 820 heads east over Kate's Creek trestle on the NS Altavista District on a beautiful winter afternoon.
Norfolk & Western 611 flies underneath the Southern Railway signal bridge at Smothers on the Danville District of the Piedmont Division. The 1950 Class J is making light work of a water tender, tw... (more)
NS4001 leading the 754 past the former Bassett Furniture Chair Factory
Southbound slop freight passes the Charlottesville station with an increasingly rare top hat on the point.
My first train of the new year had one heck of a consist leading it south in 4000 and 4002. I chased it from Roanoke - Ferrum, and is seen here rolling alongside US 220 through the quiet town of B... (more)
After holding for 214, 158, and 36Q at the south end of the double track, 611 resumes the ferry move from Roanoke to Spencer at this location just south of Chatham.
Q56 cruising through the S-curves in Henry, Va
NW 611 steams through Goodview, Virginia, on a ferry run to Spencer from Roanoke. As Graham Claytor said, "It is a good thing to let another generation know what a steam locomotive is".
Norfolk and Western 611 shoves up the hill out of the Virginia Museum Transportation in Roanoke, ready for a ferry move to Spencer as NS train number 956, on a cold January 6, 2017 morning.
A Roger Puta Photograph
Making its inaugural run of 2017, Norfolk and Western 611 marches towards Spencer, NC for its annual inspection prior to a busy excursion season. Following the old Virginian route between Roanoke ... (more)
Work trains do the humble job of keeping the line in good working order and that involves some interesting operations.