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)
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)
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)
A pair of heavy switchers under steam wait at the dock. Engine #241 sits behind #252.
boxcab #110 sits at the VGN terminal waiting for work.
A big motor, rated at 6,800HP, waits at the shed.
#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.
#110, the class EL1A boxcab set, waits for work under the wires.
Heavy switcher #244 grabs some nice backlight on a hazy August day enroute to it's assignment amongst the blooming Virginia thistle.
VGN #33 hammers the diamond with a cut of cars.
Class SB #248 works the yard.
#33 was only one year into service at the time it was photographed.
Class EL-2B #125 makes a move under the wires.
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.
Westbound Virginia Rwy freight passing through Kumiss, VA in this May 1958 scene. [Photo by Bob Drake, collection of Tom Sink]