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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Five N&W GP9 units pass under the " photographers bridge " with an eastbound coal drag.
N&W Y6b 2179 and Y6a 2157 roll down the Blue Ridge grade in reverse during a light engine move.
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.
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)
N&W Y6a 2157 hustles upgrade at Blue Ridge on a light engine move.
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.
A hostler fills the tank of a Y6 at Shaffers Crossing engine terminal.
Norfolk and Western freight power is well represented at Shaffers Crossing. Class A 1221 faces a Y6b while EMD GP9 721 sits nearby.
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)
Class A 1210 passes between position light signals with a westbound freight downgrade to Roanoke.