Southbound at North Donahue Drive with a former CR SD70MAC leading. Today the billboard is gone and the surroundings have been fancified with upscale apartments and condos.
These looked good, even patched up...
NS 184 drops down Christiansburg Mountain on Main One at the spot known as "Farmer Brown's Crossing" with a rare ex-CR C39 in command. Trailing are an ex-NW GP38AC and an LMS Dash-8. 200... (more)
Southbound Q128 meets northbound Q192 at Hogansville on the old A&WP during August 2001. I was treated to some wonderful radio chatter as this meet unfolded. One of these guys was a proud new dad ... (more)
A lot has changed over the past four years. I kind of liked things the way they were...
Two month old, massive "hoss" shining like a new dollar at the South Yard.
Recently painted PAL 2129 proudly displays its new "Salute To Our Veterans" scheme in perfect afternoon sun at Louisville. The new look is a major improvement over the ragged HLCX purple/blue this... (more)
Westbound on the "Texas line" with a pair of SD50's.
Southbound local on the IC Grenada District at Fannie May, MS - March 1998. The lead unit, IC 8733, is preserved at the Monticello Railway Museum today.
At the time of this photo the Illinois Central had been under CN control for about a month, but things still look like the old IC as this local heads south on the Grenada District behind a pair of... (more)
Westbound empties climb Christiansburg Mountain at Shawsville behind a C39/SD60 duo.
Here's one of the more exotic consists I was able to capture during my early days of shooting around Roanoke. NS 147 heads west through Shawsville behind a typical NS leader, followed by CNW 4551 ... (more)
An eastbound approaches Roanoke on the former Virginian behind two ex-SOU SD40-2's (3226, 3215) and an ex-NW SD40 (1585).
Northbound pig train 204 passes beneath the old Southern signals at Beaumont behind an impressive quartet of 4-axles: GP50/GP38AC/GP60/GP38-2.
Consecutively numbered SD50's lead CSX Q244 west across the scenic "Texas line". Thankfully, the leader still wears the "appropriate" paint scheme.