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Photo ID: 440963

N&W GP9 903 leads another Geep and an Alco on a westbound hopper train past the Waverly station as some local kids watch. I was there to see the last eastbound N&W POCAHONTAS behind Nickel Plate 2... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Waverly, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: N&W 903
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 01, 1971


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Jun 23, 2013

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Photo ID: 395549

The 759 is pulling hard in an autumn scene as it heads for the N&W main line and a return to Roanoke during the Saturday excursion to Virso, VA.

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Abeline, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 759
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 02, 1968


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Apr 19, 2012

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Photo ID: 395548

Nickel Plate S-2 Berkshire 759 pulls an excursion from Roanoke on the former Virginian Railway trackage. This locmotive is appropriate here where the Virginian's own Lima 2-8-4s used to roam.

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Long Island, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 759
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 02, 1968


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Apr 19, 2012

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Photo ID: 393654

A Southern FP7 heads two E7 units on the eastbound BIRMINGHAM SPECIAL just east of Roanoke. It had been ten years since I visited this famous railfan spot.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Sou 6135
Train ID: Sou 48-18
Photo Date: June, 1968


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Mar 31, 2012

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Photo ID: 294617

N&W Y6a 2157 pushes a coal drag headed by five EMD GP9 units. This was my final shot of Norfolk and Western steam in regular service.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-8-2
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 2157
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 08, 1958


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Aug 21, 2009

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Photo ID: 294616

Five N&W GP9 units pass under the " photographers bridge " with an eastbound coal drag.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 08, 1958


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Aug 21, 2009

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Photo ID: 294615

N&W Y6b 2179 and Y6a 2157 roll down the Blue Ridge grade in reverse during a light engine move.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-8-2
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 2179
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 08, 1958


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Aug 21, 2009

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Photo ID: 294614

Famous class A 1218 struggles up the Blue Ridge grade with an eastbound freight while a leased RF&P EMD E8 rolls downgrade with the POWHATAN ARROW.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: 25
Photo Date: November 08, 1958


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Aug 21, 2009

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Photo ID: 294613

N&W Y6a 2160 and class A 1219 are nose-to-nose rolling downgrade at Blue Ridge with an empty hopper train. I had also seen this unusual helper arrangement that August on one occasion. There were a... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-8-2
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 2160
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 08, 1958


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Aug 21, 2009

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Photo ID: 294610

N&W Y6a 2157 hustles upgrade at Blue Ridge on a light engine move.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-8-2
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 2157
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 08, 1958


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Aug 21, 2009

Views: 9,447
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Photo ID: 294609

N&W Y6a 1258 and class A 1221 have crested the Blue Ridge grade with eastbound coal and are rolling downgrade at Villamont in the morning.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-8-2
Location: Villamont, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 2158
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 08, 1958


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Aug 21, 2009

Views: 8,955
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Photo ID: 294607

A hostler fills the tank of a Y6 at Shaffers Crossing engine terminal.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-8-2
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 07, 1958


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Aug 21, 2009

Views: 3,565
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Photo ID: 294504

Norfolk and Western freight power is well represented at Shaffers Crossing. Class A 1221 faces a Y6b while EMD GP9 721 sits nearby.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1221
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 07, 1958


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Aug 20, 2009

Views: 8,976
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Photo ID: 294503

Leased RF&P E8 1014 drifts down the Blue Ridge grade with tr. 25, POWHATAN ARROW. The class J 4-8-4s were mostly in standby or freight service after N&W President Stuart Saunders decided to hurry ... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 1014
Train ID: 25
Photo Date: November 07, 1958


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Aug 20, 2009

Views: 8,154
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Photo ID: 294502

Class A 1210 passes between position light signals with a westbound freight downgrade to Roanoke.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1210
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 06, 1958


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Aug 20, 2009

Views: 10,861
Comments: 3

Favorited: 60
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