Former SOU GP50 #7074, sub-lettered for the Georgia Southern & Florida, poses at JK during January of 1998.
The Queen of Steam in the City Of Roanoke
Norfolk & Western J Class 611 is departing the city of Roanoke with its second excursion of the day as it passes what will become a "l... (more)
N&W J Class 4-8-4 611 heading back to Roanoke near Bonsack, VA
N&W 611 brings the excursion train into the station in Roanoke
N&W 611, the only remaining example of the N&W's J class of 4-8-4 locomotives leaves Roanoke on it's way to Lynchburg, VA
Eastbound freight passes NS yards with all the stored power and more than 200 brand new, unused coal hoppers waiting for their first call to duty, perhaps delayed by the drop in coal business.
A lot of stored power sit and await their fate including SD70's, C44-9W's, B40-8's, GP38-2's, SD60's, C40-8's, SD60M's, C40-9's and SD40-2's.
Serpintine conga line. Stored diesels and freight cars line the yard tracks at the NS freight yard
KCS GP22ECO #2402 and slug in Roanoke, VA for adhesion testing in 2009.
Celebrating a birthday on May 29 is 611. It's "birth certificate" adorns the streamliner jacketing on each side of the smoke box.
After bringing in a couple empty scrap gons, Steel Dynamic's SW1 uncouples and pulls away from the cars as the excavator to the left gets fired up, preparing to load the gons.
While passengers and onlookers take in the hometown steam locomotive, freight continues to move through downtown Roanoke. Intermodal 201 gets ahead of the excursion as The Pelican boards fo... (more)
Norfolk and Western Class J #611 storms up the Blue Ridge grade with the first Powhatan Arrow excursion train of the weekend. This was my first time seeing 611 on her home territory and it was an ... (more)
With 611 done with its weekend excursions, a grain train appears in downtown Roanoke.
NS 272, with an SD70 leader, turns south out of Roanoke heading for Winston-Salem, North Carolina.