Photo by Howard Hutchison from my collection. Superior WV is approximately three miles east of Welch WV on the N&W Pocahontas Division. The railroad calls this Huger in the timetable. N&W Y3a 2060... (more)
West Virginia State Route 112 follows the former Norfolk & Western right-of-Way, now Norfolk Southern, from Oakvale WV to Ingleside WV, offering many photo opportunities along the way. Here N&W 61... (more)
A Bristol-Walton-Bristol excursion is on the return leg and the chill in the air makes for gorgeous plumes.
In the Marion area Norfolk & Western (as I will always think of it) wiggles through the narrow, winding confines of the valley of the Middle Fork of the Holston River the abandons the river for th... (more)
Whooda thunk it. N&W on C&O. Racing EB with an excursion. Balcony (long O, locally)Falls is the site of a wye and a connecting line to the N&W's Shenandoah Line which actually crosses the C&O a... (more)
Racing EB with an excursion.
N&W 1218 has an empty hopper train in tow as she roars up-grade at Shawsville Virginia west of Roanoke. This was one of many memorable photo opportunities during the 1987 National Railway Historic... (more)
Cruising down the river. Unassisted, "high wide and handsome" as they used to say, the famous J is loping along easily as she might have done in regular service.
N&W 1218 and 611 doublehead back to Roanoke from Radford VA with one of the many trips run during the 1987 National Railway Historical Society Convention.
N&W 611 is being serviced in preparation for a northbound run out of Salisbury NC. It was rare to see the engine with a nice patina of road grime like this. It gives it the appearance of an older ... (more)
Riding behind NW 1218 on its first trip up and over Blue Ridge. The train is approaching the summit on the fill at Webster. Today, the code lines are gone, the trees have grown up, and the 1218 ... (more)
The Big J heads west. With just seconds of daylight left, Norfolk & Western J-Class Northern #611 charges west through the Fairview section of Pennsylvania's Strasburg Rail Road, headed for... (more)
Frosty, pre-dawn departure. The Norfolk & Western Railway's colorful J-Class Northern #611 waits with her passenger train in the yard at East Strasburg, PA, as her crew performs brake tests... (more)
The early morning fog hangs on as Nickel Plate 587 and Norfolk & Western 1218 roll an excursion on the S-Line from Salisbury NC to Asheville NC.
Barreling through Ohio farmland. Norfolk & Western J-Class Northern #611 looks right at home barreling across open farmland, hauling a 5-car express passenger train on a sunny November afte... (more)