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
Norfolk and Western 335 and a GP-9 are performing final switching prior to heading down the Abingdon Branch to West Jefferson, NC.
Norfolk and Western 958 with a westbound hopper train passes stock pen in Narrows,VA
An ex NKP RS-3 sports its N&W paint at Lambert's Point, summer 1972
Former VGN H16-44 now sporting N&W colors works at Lambert's Point, VA during the summer of 1972.