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Photo ID: 403888

Virginian Railway 135 at Roanoke, VA in February 1957 sporting a thick coat of road grime. This 'motor' is preserved at the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke. Bob Drake photo, collectio... (more)

Railroad: Virginian Railway
Locomotive: GE EL-C
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VGN 135
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1957


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By: Bob Drake [Collection of Tom Sink]

Added: Jul 19, 2012

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Photo ID: 402890

The last surviving Virginian steam locomotive doesn't get out from under the shed at the Virginia Museum of Transportation much. But in the course of some switching to position the newly repainte... (more)

Railroad: Virginian Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-8-0
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VGN 4
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: July 06, 2012


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By: Jonathan Hallman

Added: Jul 08, 2012

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Photo ID: 390638

Pacifics #210 and #212, former passenger power, sit idle in the dead line waiting for the executioner. During this era, the Virginian was on a diesel-buying binge and by 1957 all steam operations... (more)

Railroad: Virginian Railway
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VGN 210
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: August 07, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 26, 2012

Views: 4,881
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Photo ID: 390541

A pair of heavy switchers under steam wait at the dock. Engine #241 sits behind #252.

Railroad: Virginian Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-8-0
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VGN 252
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: August 07, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 25, 2012

Views: 3,695
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Favorited: 32

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Photo ID: 390540

boxcab #110 sits at the VGN terminal waiting for work.

Railroad: Virginian Railway
Locomotive: Alco-Westinghouse EL1A
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VGN 110
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: August 07, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 25, 2012

Views: 4,744
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Photo ID: 390435

A big motor, rated at 6,800HP, waits at the shed.

Railroad: Virginian Railway
Locomotive: GE EL-2B
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VGN 126
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: August 07, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 24, 2012

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Photo ID: 390325

#33 is tended to at the pit after a day of work around the yard. One of the workers has taken notice of the photographer in his midst.

Railroad: Virginian Railway
Locomotive: FM H16-44
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VGN 33
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: August 07, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 23, 2012

Views: 3,665
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Photo ID: 390258

#110, the class EL1A boxcab set, waits for work under the wires.

Railroad: Virginian Railway
Locomotive: Alco-Westinghouse EL1A
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VGN 110
Train ID: light power
Photo Date: August 07, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 22, 2012

Views: 3,935
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Favorited: 39

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Photo ID: 389847

Heavy switcher #244 grabs some nice backlight on a hazy August day enroute to it's assignment amongst the blooming Virginia thistle.

Railroad: Virginian Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-8-0
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VGN 244
Train ID: light power
Photo Date: August 07, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 18, 2012

Views: 4,791
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Photo ID: 389846

VGN #33 hammers the diamond with a cut of cars.

Railroad: Virginian Railway
Locomotive: FM H16-44
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VGN 33
Train ID: yard move
Photo Date: August 07, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 18, 2012

Views: 3,134
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Photo ID: 389775

Class SB #248 works the yard.

Railroad: Virginian Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-8-0
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VGN 248
Train ID: yard switch
Photo Date: August 07, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 17, 2012

Views: 4,614
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Favorited: 36

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Photo ID: 389702

#33 was only one year into service at the time it was photographed.

Railroad: Virginian Railway
Locomotive: FM H16-44
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VGN 33
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: August 07, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 16, 2012

Views: 2,957
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Favorited: 32

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Photo ID: 389609

Class EL-2B #125 makes a move under the wires.

Railroad: Virginian Railway
Locomotive: GE EL-2B
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VGN 125
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: August 07, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 15, 2012

Views: 4,330
Comments: 1

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Photo ID: 387700

A single Virginian EL-2B awaits pusher service at Whitehorne, VA, February 1961. After the merger, the N&W separated a set of EL-2Bs and this one ended up at Whitehorne in pusher service.

Railroad: Virginian Railway
Locomotive: GE EL-2B
Location: Whitehorne, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VGN 125
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1961


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Jan 23, 2012

Views: 4,520
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Photo ID: 383265

Westbound Virginia Rwy freight passing through Kumiss, VA in this May 1958 scene. [Photo by Bob Drake, collection of Tom Sink]

Railroad: Virginian Railway
Locomotive: GE EL-C
Location: Kumis, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VGN
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1958


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By: Bob Drake [Collection of Tom Sink]

Added: Dec 07, 2011

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