The sun made a brief appearance on this August afternoon as Y6a sat on the Boaz siding awaiting an eastbound freight to push up the Blue Ridge grade. This same picture in color is on this website ... (more)
Norfolk and Western Y6b 2179 sits on the Boaz siding at Vinton, Va. just east of Roanoke awaiting pusher duty up the Blue Ridge grade.
NS 236 rolls east after a quick crew change and some PTC issues in Roanoke. To the left is the Southern States facility in Vinton. Trailing third is the Savannah and Atlanta heritage unit.
N&W J class #611 begins her assault on the Blue Ridge Mountains as she leads The Powhatan Arrow eastbound through Vinton, VA.
957 snakes through the "S" curve near Blue Ridge Parkway. N&W 611 leads, proudly displaying the red, white, and blue for July 4th.
NS C36-7 8503 leading an eastbound at Vinton, VA || Feb 1999
Eastbound NS office car special at Vinton, VA in 1999 behind a GP59/GP49 combo.
Came in trailing on 820 on June 27th and came out leading 821 the next morning.
Eastbound at Berkley Road in the early morning. It's nice to see the old SD60s are on the loose again.
A westbound approaches Roanoke Terminal with a B32-8 (3561), GP38AC (4130), and two SD40-2s (3218 + 6075).
The late afternoon light illuminates the details of Y6a 2167 as it awaits another eastbound freight to push up the Blue Ridge grade.
NS 428 heads east through Vinton with a C30-7 leading (8022), and two SD40-2s (6117 and 6186).
Eastbound out of Roanoke behind three geeps: 5161 (GP38-2), 4135 (GP38AC), 7104 (GP60).
Coal drag 826 heads east through the Tinker Creek Connection in Vinton with Southern States looming in the background. The train is using the connection to get from the N&W across town to the Virg... (more)
Eastbound office car special departs Roanoke with two GP59s long before the acquisition of the F-Units.