The Roanoke Chapter NRHS special from Roanoke to Danville follows along the ex-Virginian line built through the heart of the southern Virginia hills.
The 2nd weekend of fall foliage excursions in the area gave passengers another opportunity for riding rare mileage. After a 9AM departure from Roanoke, the special is seen here crossing one of sev... (more)
Out of the Blue Ridge Mountains and into the hills of the Piedmont: The Roanoke - Danville, VA fall foliage excursion rolls through a meet with an empty coal train near Goodview.
The final area excursion of the fall season, a round trip to Bluefield, WV, races upgrade back to Roanoke along the rolling hills of southwestern VA just before sundown.
The ex-Virginian line across the southern part of its namesake state is one of the most inaccessible and impressive lines in the region. Trestles and tunnels dot the line built to minimize grades ... (more)
The sun has set, the passengers are off the train, and all that's left to do after today's round trip excursion from Roanoke to Bluefield, WV is reverse the special back into the yard. Note the do... (more)