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.
Freshly restored 662 is one of two such units rescued from the scrap yard by Roanoke Chapter NRHS. Here it was posing for night shots before heading under the shed, where it remains today.
While passengers and onlookers take in the hometown steam locomotive, freight continues to move through downtown Roanoke. Intermodal 201 gets ahead of the excursion as The Pelican boards fo... (more)
Southern heritage, for sure. At the time, this end of the yard was bustling with locals and outbound trains, not storage cars/locomotives.
8507 is one of the new "Dash 8.5" rebuilds from Roanoke Shops.
Have photographed this item many times yet the chances of seeing it restored slip farther and farther away each year. Sole surviving Roanoke-built Class M2c.