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.
This Y6 had pulled an eastbound coal drag earlier in the day as pushed by Y6a 2167. The engine had dropped the loaded hoppers and been turned further to the east. The single lane road bridge was a... (more)
N&W 2150 is the second engine of two Y6 types on an eastbound freight passing the Blue Ridge, Va. station. The weather was mostly overcast August 12 - 14 but I managed to take a few black-and-whit... (more)
N&W Y6b 2179 pushes an eastbound coal drag and is about to pass under the wooden road bridge at Blue Ridge.
N&W Y6b 2179 drifts downgrade beneath the wooden bridge after helping an eastbound freight. I had my father's Voigtländer with me during the August 12 - 14 trip but the weather was mostly overcast... (more)
N&W 475 Thunders up the grade towards Black Horse Rd
Norfolk & Western 4-8-0 475 tackles the grade between Long Curve and Carpenters on the Strasburg Rail Road. The Mastadon has its hands full, and slipped shortly before it entered this frame.
A pair of N&W EMDs leads a freight past the tower at Osborn Junction. Tom Golden photo.
My father and I spent the day just east of Roanoke and there are Kodachromes of mine from that day elsewhere on the website. Y6a 2156 is assisting class A 1212 on eastbound coal and I'm there next... (more)
Norfolk and Western class J 606 looks regal sitting in the late afternoon sun, rods down, in a photograph taken by my father.
One of the lubrication buildings throws its shadow as N&W Y6b sits just outside. My father took this picture during our afternoon visit to this great facility.
This is a former Chesapeake and Ohio switcher bought by the N&W. S1 number 274 was shot by my father as the two of us visited Shaffers Crossing as guests of the benevolent Norfolk and Western.
My father took this picture of J 601 sitting near the lubritorium with his old Voigtländer roll film camera. J 601 was posed with J 600 in an official N&W picture as they both celebrated two milli... (more)
I've just gotten around to scanning some of my father's negatives. He was shooting 127 roll film with an old Voigtländer while I was taking color slides on the trips that he would take me on.