N&W Simmers at Shaffers Crossing the night before two days of excursions out of Roanoke.
N&W 611 simmers the night away before three days worth of morning and afternoon turns, over Memorial Day weekend. The big J performed flawlessly.
There's just something about 4-axle GEs. N&W bought a huge bunch of them but they were always first to go into storage and last out. This one is probably waiting for its trip to sunny Mexico, th... (more)
On May 24, 2014, Norfolk and Western class J #611 was moved from its Virginia Museum of Transportation display location to the Norfolk Southern locomotive service facility at Shaffers Crossing in ... (more)
Norfolk and Western Class J 605 sits next to her sister J 603 at Shaffers Crossing. Roanoke, VA
View from under coal wharf area at Shaffers Crossing. Norfolk and Western Y6a 2157, and Class A 1241 await their turn to take on coal.
Norfolk and Western Y6b is Preparing to take on coal at Shaffer's Crossing. GP9 #729 is sitting on the opposite track.
NS 1652 at Shaffers Crossing sometime during Summer 1996. I'm not sure if I took this picture or if my Dad, TL Scott, took it with my camera.
We ran across the southbound mixed train behind K2a 129 waiting at Luray on our way home from Roanoke. The mixed was in the hole for a northbound freight that sped through behind a Y6b. The soft l... (more)
J 606 has the running gear cleaned in the wash rack.
J 606 is serviced and facing west in the afternoon at Shaffers Crossing. The shadow of the coaling tower is just creeping over the front of the engine but the J has a nice rods down pose.
S1a 0-8-0 232 is ready for work at Shaffers Crossing. This locomotive was only three years old at the time having been part of the final group built by Roanoke in 1953.
Class A 1230 sits next to J 601 at Shaffers Crossing engine terminal.
J 601 sits outside one of the lubritorium houses at Shaffers Crossing. The line poles are unfortunate but were an obstacle for some locomotive shots.
Y6 2154 sits at Shaffers Crossing facing west.