NS 5642, the Training First Responders GP38, heads east from Roanoke, as the engine heads a special 92G move with the research/geometry train in tow.
My father and I spent the day just east of Roanoke and there are Kodachromes of mine from that day elsewhere on the website. Y6a 2156 is assisting class A 1212 on eastbound coal and I'm there next... (more)
The 1218 is climbing the Blue Ridge grade after its first weekend of public excursions in 1987.
Norfolk & Western 611 brings the westbound Powhatan Arrow through Bonsack as it hits the homestretch back to Roanoke after a round trip to Lynchburg
On the first trip of the weekend the infamous 611 heads through Bonsack bound for Lynchburg.
NS 956 with N&W 611 on point rolls through Bonsack bound for Lynchburg
N&W 611 storms Eastbound around a curve near Bonsack, along old US 460. She's making a good run on the Blue Ridge Grade this morning, and the air is just cool enough to keep the steam condensing a... (more)
Sporting pink flags in honor of Mother's Day, 611 thunders under the Blue Ridge Parkway in the small community of Bonsack, enroute to Lynchburg with the first trip of the day out of Roanoke.
Almost home, 611 drifts through an S-curve and crosses Glade Creek.