A small coud of people get their shots of 956 passing the dilapidated Forest Depot in some thickening overcast.
The local population is awed by the gigantic Class A as it articulates around the Bellevue wye after a trip to Fremont, Ohio.
Returning to Roanoke with the third and final Radford excursion of 2015, I caught this pan shot of 611 across a field.
Pounding up the grade she was designed and built to conquer, the Spirit of Roanoke leads the Powhatan Arrow eastbound, approaching Blue Ridge Summit.
The Norfolk & Western Class J 611 put on one heck of a show as she splits the classic N&W Blue Ridge CPLs just east of Roanoke leading the Powhatan Arrow toward Lynchburg.
Second day of excursions finds the famous 611 emerging from the less-crowded Montgomery tunnel area. Full reversal with the skies today, and the drier railhead allowed them to move a bit faster, ... (more)
A most unlikely doubleheader- the NKP 2-8-2 587 and NW 2-6-6-4 1218, as seen from standing atop the Southern Loops. The train is headed from Salisbury to Asheville, NC during the 1989 National Ra... (more)
"Steam Show at the Tunnel"
The Norfolk & Western J Class passes the 1930's era mill in Elliston, VA as cloud cover begins to hide the sun during it's Radford bound trip.
NS 956 with N&W 611 on point rolls through Bonsack bound for Lynchburg
The 1218 is northbound on the Shenandoah Valley Line on a circle trip from Roanoke to Balcony Falls on the C&O, down the James River Line to Lynchburg, and back to Roanoke over Blue Ridge. Moment... (more)
NS 957 with N&W 611 on point crosses the Roanoke River at Glenvar bound for Radford, VA
611 just outside of Montvale on NS 956
Thunder on Blue Ridge: N&W Class J 611 climbs the Blue Ridge Mountains at the grade's namesake CPL signals with The Powhatan Arrow in tow.
While passengers and onlookers take in the hometown steam locomotive, freight continues to move through downtown Roanoke. Intermodal 201 gets ahead of the excursion as The Pelican boards fo... (more)