The pressure valve on its steam boiler just popped. A Roger Puta Photograph
The newly restored Southern Railway Big John rolls out of Spencer yard behind 3170 and 2601.
The Southern engs were set up for the Southern Railway Historical Association convention a great start for National Train Day at NCTM, Thanks everyone for the hard work to set this up.
The stars of the show on National Train Day. I'm really glad to hear the news today that 3170 is being donated to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. While I do wish she'd have stayed closer to ... (more)
A good place to live and, at the moment, a good place to be. After the final passengers deboarded the train, Southern 4501 eases across State Street (the street is split down the middle between Vi... (more)
Southern Railway 3170 and 2601 pull a short mixed freight out to the mains to head south as a farmer on his tractor pulls up and waves at the crew of 3170.
Every so often in this hobby, you get lucky and a little window opens up to give us a glimpse of what used to be. Today Southern Railway 3170 teamed up with GP30 No. 2601 to bring back some amazin... (more)
SOU 3170 sits in Spencer at NCTM with a nice coat of road grime, the engine will be on display at the museum for National Train Day related festivities as a guest from Norfolk Southern
Is it the 1970s?? This southbound local is seen leaving Spencer Shops to do some work around the Salisbury area with a tractor man waiting to get across.
Look Ahead and Look South! Both 3170 and 2601 are seen here soaking up some sun rays.
Recent events in the Roanoke area reminded me how quickly time has gone by and how much change came with it....and it's all recent history I'm already looking back at, not even film images. From ... (more)
Southern Tradition! Time has apparently stopped seeing this southbound local leaving Spencer Shops with the SOU 3170 running the way it was meant to be ran. A farmer is also seen here wai... (more)