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..
It's a nice day in southwestern Virginia as a Clinchfield "Extra South" swings around the curve just across the tracks from the depot (to the left and behind the photographer). The other main here... (more)
Three westbounds lined up and ready to depart Roanoke in this November 1973 scene.
West of Roanoke, most manifest and empty coal trains ran via the old N&W, like this freight is doing on a gray January morning. The roughly parallel ex-Virginian on the opposite bank of the New Ri... (more)
SCL GP40 1531 resting at Hamlet, NC in April 1973
Headed south on the Winston-Salem line, a geep drags a couple of cars across the ex-Virginian mainline.
The date is approximate. I was stationed at the Naval Amphibious Base for 6 months - Lambert's Point was a favorite place to relax. There was a park adjacent to this site.
913 and crew are pulling out from the relative calm of the Winston-Salem line onto the congested mainline and shop area in downtown Roanoke