One of only two N&W Y class Mallets remaining. Y6a #2156 is on a 5 year loan to Virginia Museum of Transportation from the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis. The other Y class is; Y3 #2050 at ... (more)
Former BN, SOO, and BNSF units sit in the dead lines at Roanoke as they await to be sold off, scraped or put back into service.
NW 1776- a high hood SD45 that was cosmetically restored in 2012 cuts an impressive stance at VMT.
N&W 611 simmers the night before 6 half-day excursions out of Roanoke on Memorial Day Weekend, 2017
The calm before the storm. Late Friday night found a freshly washed N&W 611 with a skeleton night crew tending the banked fire overnight. The next three days would be a powerhouse weekend with the... (more)
The Powhattan Arrow has arrived in downtown Roanoke. The J attracted many fans over Memorial Day weekend who wanted to chase, ride behind, and take a picture with the Queen of Steam. An NS freig... (more)
Norfolk & Western 611 returns to Roanoke with the first run of the Powhatan Arrow as it passes the East End Shops
This is what it’s all about! My boys and I had the opportunity to see N&W 611 under steam as it made round trips from Roanoke to Lynchburg and Walton Virginia. This was the first time they had eve... (more)
N&W Class J 611 turns on the wye in downtown Roanoke. 10,2,and 4 are when you are supposed to have a Dr Pepper but 611 is good for anytime.
After a spirited cab ride up Christianburg Grade, Ross Rowland converses with famed N&W author Lewis Ingles “Bud” Jeffries. Rowland is the famed part-owner of C&O 4-8-4 #614, and industry-renowned... (more)
The recently restored Virginian Railway Roanoke Station is beautifully lit up at night. The star on Mill Mountain can be seen in the background which is lit up red, white and blue for Memorial Day... (more)
N&W 611 brings "The Powhatan Arrow" into Roanoke with the original Norfolk & Western headquarters building (now apartments) in the background. The construction in the foreground is progr... (more)
Dozens of Norfolk Southern locomotives sit stored at Roanoke Yard. Some have since been sold off.
"Checking the Time"
A passenger scans the Roanoke city skyline for the clock tower in downtown awaiting the departure of 611. No it was not staged, and no I never got his name.
The sun sets over the lines of stored engines in Norfolk Southern's yard in Roanoke, Virginia.