Norfolk and Western class J #611 crosses the Roanoke River at Altavista, Virginia on its homecoming journey. The 611 would stop in Lynchburg for a crew change, water, and coal before making its gr... (more)
Norfolk Southern train 957-30, the maiden voyage of the Norfolk & Western Class J 4-8-4 #611, is seen high-stepping over the Roanoke River on a gorgeous afternoon for a steam chase. While the pho... (more)
Southbound NS train 35Q soars high above the Roanoke River in Altavista, VA on a beautiful spring evening bound for Linwood, NC.
Probably not actually a ballast train but at least a gravel train. The Difco cars are used a lot for dropping of gravel to be used in rebuilding crossings etc. This train is WB on the ex-N&W mai... (more)
On a balmy January afternoon, Norfolk Southern intermodal train No. 204 storms across the Staunton River in Altavista, Va., behind a trio of horses; this line was formally owned by the Southern Ra... (more)
Hotshot intermodal #214 charges over the Staunton River in Altavista, VA as it files north through the quaint community with a trio of Norfolk Southern motors heading up the train. After arriving ... (more)
A Southern Railway special with the American Freedom engine #4449 crosses the NW/VGN main running northbound to Alexandria. At D.C., the engine will rejoin the AFT consist. After NS was created,... (more)
Northbound pig train 204 rolls across the Staunton River Trestle in the heavy humid air of a summer sunset after a line of storms soaked the region.
Loaded coal rolls eastbound through the steamy summer evening air in Altavista.
NS 214 heads north across the Roanoke River at Altavista in last few minutes of light. What a way to end a days hard work of railfanning. CANON EOS 50D
The sun has just risen above the trees and is beginning to melt the frost on a cold November morning as 12R stretches across the Staunton River bridge in Altavista.
Northbound 204 crosses the Roanoke River in the small town of Altavista on a beautiful September evening. Canon EOS 50D
Eastbound 762 passes the classic N&W CPL signals at Hurt on the former VGN. Canon EOS 50D
On a deadhead move to the Masters Golf Tournament in GA, the NS Business Train breaks the silence of sunrise in Altavista, thundering onto the high trestle over the Staunton River.
The Norfolk Southern A-B-B-A set of F-units heads south with a ten-car business train from Altoona, PA to Charlotte, NC. This was in preparation for a VIP excursion the following week from Charlot... (more)