Test train 995 approaches Starkey Hill where the pair of C39-8's (8567, 8566) will be put to the test, monitored by research car NS 32. Note the hose draped over the pilot, for "wet rail test... (more)
Test train 995 starts around the connection track at JK between the Silt Mill Lead and the Winston-Salem line with a pair of SD50's (6514, 6518), research car NS 32, and a load of black diamonds p... (more)
Former SOU GP50 #7074, sub-lettered for the Georgia Southern & Florida, poses at JK during January of 1998.
The Queen of Steam in the City Of Roanoke
Norfolk & Western J Class 611 is departing the city of Roanoke with its second excursion of the day as it passes what will become a "l... (more)
N&W J Class 4-8-4 611 heading back to Roanoke near Bonsack, VA
N&W 611 brings the excursion train into the station in Roanoke
Day One of excursions finds 611 pulling out of the yard towards the depot for boarding.
N&W 611, the only remaining example of the N&W's J class of 4-8-4 locomotives leaves Roanoke on it's way to Lynchburg, VA
Class One railroads are sidelining tons of locomotives coast to coast, a sad sign of the times.
Eastbound freight passes NS yards with all the stored power and more than 200 brand new, unused coal hoppers waiting for their first call to duty, perhaps delayed by the drop in coal business.
A lot of stored power sit and await their fate including SD70's, C44-9W's, B40-8's, GP38-2's, SD60's, C40-8's, SD60M's, C40-9's and SD40-2's.
Serpintine conga line. Stored diesels and freight cars line the yard tracks at the NS freight yard
KCS GP22ECO #2402 and slug in Roanoke, VA for adhesion testing in 2009.
Celebrating a birthday on May 29 is 611. It's "birth certificate" adorns the streamliner jacketing on each side of the smoke box.
After bringing in a couple empty scrap gons, Steel Dynamic's SW1 uncouples and pulls away from the cars as the excavator to the left gets fired up, preparing to load the gons.