The afternoon Belmont Unit Train works upgrade slowly just west of Oreton, VA. One would think the guy in the purple shirt is the engineer, but actually it's the head brakeman. The big SD is runni... (more)
Southern Rwy local with GP35 #2674 and a bay window caboose working between Martinsville and Fieldale, VA in the Summer of 1975
N&W eastbound preparing to depart Roanoke, February 1975 with GP9 #851 leading.
On a pleasant spring afternoon in 1974, the St. Charles local backs toward Andover around the wye at Appalachia. Off to the right, an L&N northbound extra freight lays back for a meet with a south... (more)
A trio of N&W SD45s leads a westbound at Park Street in Roanoke, February 1974
Southern Railway 5226 followed by three more geeps lug a loaded coal train (aka the "Yuma Turn") through downtown Appalachia. This particular GP38-2 was equipped with radio-control to operate "mid... (more)
A typically busy day at the wye in Appalachia, VA in the '70s: The St. Charles Local is backing toward Andover, with conductor Merl Snodgrass on the rear of the bay window cab, along with his flag... (more)
Sperry Rail Service car #136 testing rail westbound at Blue Ridge, VA in this February 1971 scene.
It's a busy day in Roanoke, giving the engineer of 1137 a chance to enjoy a mild January day as he waits for the OK to make his next move.
Near the spot where the Blacksburg branch once veered off the main, a quartet of EMDs smoke up the final slope into Christiansburg with a westbound freight.
N&W 1535's headlights illuminate the mist of a cold, gray morning as a freight bound for Winston-Salem heads out.
Four Southern Rwy EMDs working at Appalachia, VA || June 1975
A pair of Clinchfield EMDs lead a southbound time freight through Boody, VA ||| April 1974
Leading an eastbound freight past the east leg of the wye leading to the Winston-Salem mainline, this GP9/GP35 duo displays two of N&W's many diesel schemes..