As clouds begin to gather in the west, grain loads roll eastbound on the last leg of the Whitethorne district. A trio of dash-9's pull the train with Roanoke's South Yard just ahead of it.
A dash-9 leads NS 236 eastbound through Salem, Va in some good morning light.
SD70M-2 #2662 leads an eastbound grain train through Control Point VN on the Whitethorne District in Salem, Va.
A pair of older dash-9's lead NS 744 (loaded domestic coal) through Salem, Va just before Roanoke's South Yard.
An EMD SD70ACe and a Dash 9 bring NS 272 (loaded autoracks) through Salem, Va. Just ahead is the yard in Roanoke where there will be a crew change.
The 611 cruises through Salem on an afternoon excursion from Roanoke to Radford.
N&W 611 making a spectacular exit westbound from Montgomery Tunnel, surely worth the long wait to secure a good spot at this tight location. She works upgrade here, making big smoke, perhaps aided... (more)
N&W 611 departs Radford wye on her return trip to Roanoke, beginning to pull hard toward the Vickers coaling tower where the crowd awaited her.
On a beautiful Memorial Day morning, excursion train 958 heads west near Salem with the lovely 'Queen of Steam' looking mighty fine on her Birthday.
Norfolk & Western J Class No.611 leaves Christiansburg mountain behind as the pass through Wabun Virginia on the trip back to Roanoke.
Standing guard at 'VN', an old-style N&W CPL protects westbound movements while its replacement awaits full installation during a heavy downpour in Salem on July 3rd, 2015.
Diesels. While waiting for N&W #611 to charge eastbound, a westbound freight led by NS #8380 came 'round the bend with perfect light through Salem, VA. Without these guys, there'd be no NS Steam... (more)
An eastbound approaches Roanoke on the former Virginian behind two ex-SOU SD40-2's (3226, 3215) and an ex-NW SD40 (1585).
With Old Glory flying from the marker brackets, 611 leads the Pelican out of Salem, VA. Soon she and her 21 cars will be tackling the Christiansburg Grade unassisted.