Norfolk Southern's move of the Virginia Museum of Transportation's 4-8-4 VMTX/N&W 611 was supposed to be one day from Roanoke to Enola, PA and the next to Strasburg, PA, however that plan quickly ... (more)
NS 780 thunders southbound through Buena Vista on the Shenendoah Valley line as it heads toward Roanoke, Va for a crew change.
NS SD70ACe #1074--the Lackawanna heritage unit--leads NS Train 16T north through Buena Vista, Virginia on a beautiful morning.
Guarding the north end of the siding are these venerable N&W CPL signals in Buena Vista, VA on the Roanoke District.
Climbing out of the Maury River Valley after a locomtive swap with train 95 at Buena Vista
Taking siding for a meet...and a power swap with 52 at Buena Vista. Building at upper right is the Southern Seminary Junior College
Power swap at "BV": RS-11 at left has been set out by number 52 (power at center), and is being replaced by the trailing SD45 on number 95 (three units at right). Apparently the remaining pair of ... (more)
First car is an ice bunker (non-mechanical) reefer
Crew and other employees talking prior to 103's departure for Roanoke, Former station (now police department) in background; agent now works from metal building at left, complete with Missouri Pa... (more)
Shenandoah-Roanoke local ready for departure; not much revenue at this point! Former station (then police department) behind
Intermodal didn't always move in separate trains. N&W Shenandoah local 102 has picked up a single flat with a pair of trailers from the ramp at Buena Vista, and is backing down onto its train.
Southern 4501 is framed along US 60 in the hills of Virginia on a Roanoke-Shenandoah excursion. Thanks to Jeff Hawkins for his assistance. See his site at Railroad: Southern RailwayLocomotive: Steam 2-8-2Location: Buena Vista, Virginia, USALocomotive #: SOU 4501Train ID: specialPhoto Date: September 20, 1970
102 pauses at "BV" prior to heading north for Shenandoah and points in between