Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 156 operates an extra day on Labor Day while it passes the signal at N 217.5 from Roanoke.
A Norfolk Southern work train sits at Forest for the evening. A lot has recently changed in Forest including the former depot which stood to the left of the train and was demolished last April and... (more)
NKP 587 leads the triple header of N&W 611 and N&W 1218 as they roll through Forest, VA.
After having to stop a mile or so from this location for a signal, Norfolk & Western J Class 4-8-4 #611 puts on quite a show of steam power, accelerating the train up to track speed in just a shor... (more)
N&W J Class 4-8-4 611 passing by an old gas station in Forest, VA
After a brief stop to wait for a signal, Norfolk & Western No. 611 roars through Forest, Virginia, passing Rick's Antiques as it makes its way west toward Roanoke with the Powhatan Arrow excursion... (more)
A small coud of people get their shots of 956 passing the dilapidated Forest Depot in some thickening overcast.
A well known railfan and videographer captures the Virginia Museum of Transportation's N&W #611 charging through Forest, VA passing the old N&W depot and still standing CPL signal. The excursion ... (more)
A small group of railfans gather at an old wooden bridge in Forest, Virginia to watch the Lynchburg bound Powhatan Arrow zip past on an absolutely beautiful day in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Forest, VA - N&W rails: Townsfolk on the left, railfans on the right, everyone was out to see the big gal come home to Roanoke on May 30, 2015. The closer she got to Roanoke, the bigger the crowds... (more)
The 1218 is westbound on the last leg of a circle trip from Roanoke north along the Shenandoah Valley line, east on the old C&O James River line to Lynchburg, and back to Roanoke.
There are relatively few grade crossings just West of Forest, VA and several overpasses. With nearly 300 people lining the tracks at Forest and each subsequent overpass west of there crowded with ... (more)
N&W 611 thunders westbound toward Roanoke with the hottest train on the railroad.
611 chugs past the classic CPLs at Forest, VA.