N&W #611 climbs Christiansburg Mountain Grade with the 2nd of three Independence Weekend Specials, this one on July 4th itself! I had not enjoyed real N&W steam like this since October, 1994. The ... (more)
The Classic (almost) shot at the Blue Ridge Parkway under mostly cloudy skies has N&W #611 heading eastbound towards Lynchburg with another 4th of July Weekend Special!
Occasionally you come up with something from the archives and you realize that you've neglected to write anything on the slide mount. Usually I can remember which trip & the where/when of each ser... (more)
With low early morning temperatures, humidity & lighting fall mainline shots are often highly prized. By the same token, action in the yards can be equally impressive because it usually takes plac... (more)
Having cleared the clutter surrounding downtown Atlanta and the area within the perimeter, 611 continues westbound thru Douglasville with a deadhead move to the Norris Steam Shop in Irondale, AL. ... (more)
Countdown to Insanity! - With less than 30 days from her return home to Roanoke, here's another from the archives, recent as it may be. In the summer of 2013 there was a night shoot in the VMT yar... (more)
611 On The Hustle !!! - With the former Southern Rwy depot just behind her, now retired engineer Mack Bowen, working out of Chattanooga, accelerates #611 northbound after a station stop in ... (more)
The old St. Joseph River Swing Bridge utilized by both CSX & Amtrak traffic. This view is from the bluff in front of the Whitcomb Towers retirement center on Lake Street just above the site of the... (more)
"Fire Up 1225" - Well, Sort Of !!!
Photo Date: September 5th, 1988 - On her first day of operation following a lengthy restoration & rebuild, Pere Marquette #1225 ends the afternoon wi... (more)
With sunset approaching, NS 9028 leads 38Q north over the James River & CSX River Line of the same namesake. A freshly fallen snow at Natural Bridge Station is a rare treat, and on this afternoon ... (more)
With sunset approaching, NS 9903 leads 15T north over the James River & CSX River Line of the same namesake. A freshly fallen snow at Natural Bridge Station is a rare treat, and on this afternoon ... (more)
Norfolk & Western #611 with Nickel Plate #587 trailing (both original Norfolk Southern Heritage units) have cleared the twin tunnels as they enter historic Matewan, WV. The engines are heading to ... (more)
N&W 611 has cleared Cooper Tunnel and begins the climb to Elkhorn Tunnel (about a mile ahead) by crossing the former N&W Bluestone Branch, beneath the trestle. Once clear of Elkhorn Tunnel #611 wi... (more)
N&W 611's Inner Crosshead Bearing, Alternate View, Engineer's Side - The crosshead has been partially disassembled prior to the inner bearing being removed. This view was captured during the prep-... (more)
N&W 611's Inner Crosshead Bearing, Engineer's Side - The crosshead has been partially disassembled prior to the inner bearing being removed. This view was captured during the prep-work prior to 61... (more)
N&W 611 has cleared Cooper Tunnel and begins the climb to Elkhorn Tunnel (about a mile ahead) by crossing the former N&W Bluestone Branch, shown beneath the trestle, lower left, in this view. Once... (more)
N&W #611 Drifts South With A Classic Autumn Leaf Special On Norfolk Southern's Old CNO&TP - The "Rathole" - This view at Mountain View, TN is approximately 2.5 miles south of the New Riv... (more)
Fall Is Best Of All !!! With daylight fading fast, Norfolk & Western #611, an original Norfolk Southern Heritage Unit, drifts south between tunnel #22 & #24 in what today is likely a tree t... (more)
N&W 611 - The Standard By Which All Others Are Measured! Yes, You've Seen This One B/4, But With Today Being The Anniversary Of This Capture (October 2nd, 1994) I've Given Her Another View In The ... (more)
Southern Railway #630 heads her train including an RPO westbound over Chickamauga Creek after departing Grand Junction. In about ten minutes she will have arrived at the East Chattanooga Depot aft... (more)
Southern Railway #630 leads her train eastbound over Chickamauga Creek as she approaches Grand Junction Depot.
The trestle in the background is the old CSX Tyner Branch nearly abandoned when th... (more)
Another near perfect morning sky matched with an equally impressive steam plume as N&W 611 passes behind the Post Office in Soddy Daisy, TN. "Back-2-Back" virtually perfect days for this shot were... (more)
At 12:45 PM EDT Ex-Southern #630, under a rain filled sky heads east past the historic Roanoke Shops enroute to Crewe & Norfolk for this coming weekends trips to Petersburg, VA. Railroad: Southern RailwayLocomotive: Steam 2-8-0Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USALocomotive #: SOU 630Train ID: NS 956Photo Date: March 18, 2013
Ex-Southern #630 heads east through storied farm land near Rural Retreat towards Wytheville with the morning leg of an excursion to Radford, VA. Railroad: Southern RailwayLocomotive: Steam 2-8-0Location: Rural Retreat, Virginia, USALocomotive #: SOU 630Train ID: NS 958Photo Date: March 09, 2013
N&W 611 East of Rural Retreat approaching Crockett just clear of MP 347.4 On Her Last Excursion/Revenue Run To Roanoke from Bristol, VA C... (more)
N&W 611 East of Rural Retreat approaching Crockett just clear of MP 347.4 On Her Last Excursion/Revenue Run To Roanoke from Bristol, VA. CLICK HERE To ... (more)
Former Southern Railway Depot - Rapidan, VA
With NS 8792 in the lead, C&O 614 proceeds south in tow over the NS trestle at Natural Bridge Station enroute to Roanoke, VA. 614 spent several months on display at the Virginia Museum of Transpor... (more)
HRR #2, with former HRR CMO Marty Knox (now-retired) at the throttle, heads east over Genesee Trestle near Mott Lake at last light - captured with multiple flashes using Wein flash slaves to produ... (more)
Tennessee Valley Railroad #610 has just departed Grand Junction Depot heading for the Chickamauga Creek Trestle. This Kodachrome was featured on the 1991 TVRM Brochure.
Steam returned to Roanoke as New Hope Valley #17 smokes it up departing the Transportation Museum's Yard with the former, and soon to be the new NS Toolcar, #1407 in tow. #1407 will be moved to Ch... (more)
CSX Road Slug #2291 leads four other units and a mixed coal/manifest freight south from Iron Gate, VA on the James River Line. In the hole, actually dead in the hole, sits CSXT #61, which has alre... (more)
N&W #41, T-6 Alco 1951 owned by the Roanoke Chapter, NRHS, plus a couple of classic reds are deadheading to Lynchburg where they will pick up the NS Exhibit car and continue to Appomattox for this... (more)
With a few tweaks still to be applied, C&O 614 displays her new Greenbrier Presidential Express Formal Wear in Clifton Forge at the C&O Railway Heritage Center. Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4Location: Clifton Forge, Virginia, USALocomotive #: C&O 614Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: August 27, 2011
Scott Lindsay, CEO of Steam Operations Corporation, confers with Brian Barton, Road Foreman with the Buckingham Branch Railroad prior to 614's departure to Clifton Forge, VA.
614 eases thru the Staunton Amtrak Station behind Buckingham Branch #6 enroute to Clifton Forge, VA for
display at the new C&O Heritage Center.
614 passes under the CSX Buckingham Branch line enroute to the interchange yard in Waynesboro. A good crowd gathered to watch NS hand 614 off to the Buckingham Branch for the final leg to Clifton ... (more)
Savannah & Atlanta #750 has just completed the five mile run around Stone Mountain on a cold, damp, windy & very fog laden morning as she enters the newly rebuilt wye at the mountain's west end. T... (more)
Eastbound thru the White Sulphur Springs Depot.
Nestled quietly within the old Ann Arbor Railroad Shop Building, now long dismantled, 1225 awaits her first return to revenue service in 1988.
Life begins at 107, and for Southern Railways #630 (ALCO - Richmond - 1904), that's what will happen within the next week or two when this fine engine begins her next career under steam in Chattan... (more)
Currently on display at the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke, VA. To view the C&O 614 Slide Show with sound, CLICK HERE.<... (more)
614 getting ready to haul another 1997 Erie Express Trip from Hoboken, NJ to Port Jervis, NY and return. To view the C&O 614 Slide Show with sound, Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4Location: Hoboken, New Jersey, USALocomotive #: C&O 614Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: October, 1997
Ready to depart on another December Snow Special.
December 7, 1994 - N&W 611 - Norfolk Southern's Steam Ambassador leads her own funeral train out of Salisbury, NC heading to Roanoke, VA where she will drop her fire a few hours later for the fina... (more)
December 7, 1994 - N&W 611 - Norfolk Southern's Steam Ambassador leads her own funeral train through Greensboro, NC heading to Roanoke, VA where she will drop her fire a few hours later for the fi... (more)
December 6, 1994 - Next to the last day under steam for N&W's Steam Ambassador as 611 leads her own funeral train from Atlanta to Salisbury, NC. The following day it was on to Roanoke where she dr... (more)
Friday, December 2, 1994 - The Second Black Friday in a row that year, the day before she began her last weekend of revenue trips and five days before her fire went out for the final time during t... (more)
1218's running gear gets a wash down prior departing on her next assignment. A Pete Lerro photo shoot sponsored by the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
1218's crew pose just above her pilot prior to departure. A Pete Lerro photo shoot sponsored by the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
611 gets a face wash prior to departing on her next assignment. So clean in fact that you can see the engineer's facial reflection on the nose cone. A Pete Lerro Photo Shoot sponsored by the Virgi... (more)
611's engineer grabs his orders on the fly. A Pete Lerro Photo Shoot sponsored by the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
N&W 611 participates in the 2010 National Train Day activities at the former N&W Depot, now the home of the O. Winston Link Museum.
N&W 611 southbound at MP 13.6 (New England) on the AGS Line South of Chattanooga near Trenton, heading back to Birmingham, AL.
The "President", a 4-4-0 loco, sits inside the Ford Museum as part of the Transportation Display. The Weiser Railroad & Greenfield Village are two "Must-Sees" during your trip to the Ford Museum i... (more)
Inside the roundhouse at Greenfield Village. The Weiser RR loops this grand 88-acre site. A rail crane, Detroit River Tunnel Co. #1, along with Calumet & Hecla Mining Co. #3 and an unidentified 4-... (more)
Tom Stephens, former steam engineer with the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, re-christens C&O 2716 prior to a series of trips out of Logansport, IN. 2716 saw brief service durnig the summe... (more)
C&O 2716 prepares to return to Ft. Wayne on the old TP&W after a weekend of trips out of Logansport, IN sponsored by the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society.
C&O 2716 prepares to head west on the old TP&W during a weekend of trips out of Logansport, IN sponsored by the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society.
A&WP #290 seen "Under Steam" at Norfolk Southern's Brosnan Yard in Marcon, GA - March, 1990. I tripped the shutters as John Craft lite her up.