It's just after 3AM and coal loads heading to Norfolk, VA break the peaceful silence of this once-busy industrial area of Altavista, Virginia. Most of the infrastructure of this industrial park se... (more)
After a successful season of special events and excursions at the North Carolina Transportation Museum, Norfolk and Western J-Class #611 heads for home, as it crosses over the muddy Roanoke River ... (more)
The NS 4270 leads the OCS north over the Roanoke River and the English Park area on a beautiful spring morning. The Office Car Special was returning to Altoona from it's stay at Augusta, Ga for Th... (more)
The days before drones! How challenging it used to be to find a better angle of a nice shot that one wanted.
On a early October evening. Norfolk bound coal train NS 810 heads eastbound in the l... (more)
For the first time in over 20 years, N&W 611 pulls its consist over the Roanoke River in Altavista on its way to long awaited homecoming in Roanoke.
Dynamic Duo! 1218 and 611 are barely breaking a sweat as they glide southbound across the trestle at Altavista, VA.
In the early morning hours of a cool spring day, the Norfolk & Western's signature CPL style signals stand guard at control point Dogwood, just outside of Altavista, displaying its 'stop' indicati... (more)
N&W J Class 4-8-4 611 crossing the large viaduct in Altavista, VA
Norfolk & Western 611 leads the northbound Virginian across the trestle at Altavista on its way toward a layover in Lynchburg
N&W J Class 4-8-4 611 crossing the bridge over the Roanoke River and English Park at Altavista, VA
"The Queen of Steam Thundering North"
With a fully booked train consisting of some of the finest private railcars in America, NS train 958 thunders Northbound on the former Southern Rai... (more)
Southbound 957 crosses the bridge spanning the Roanoke River, the NS Altavista District, and the park from where this photo was taken in Altavista.
The N&W 611 leads NS 957 across the big trestle in Altavista in nice afternoon sunlight
1218 sails across the trestle at Altavista on her way north to Lynchburg.