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 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 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.
Norfolk and Western class J number 611 glides across the Roanoke River in Altavista, Virginia, with NS train number 958, deadheading from Spencer to Roanoke.
N&W Class J 611 on a ferry move from the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer NC back home to the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke VA
You would think that three units would have been enough to haul Amtrak's "Crescent", but on this day she's about 7 hours late and has an old freight horse in charge of the northbound tri... (more)
"Two sides to every boxcar" While waiting on NS 957 "The Virginian" to depart Lynchburg, VA; we found these old Norfolk & Western boxcars in downtown Altavista, VA on the old V... (more)
After a very strange and unexpected snowfall, blue skies open up again to greet the famed N&W 611, as she glides across the impressive trestle at Altavista, Virginia.