A close up view of the Fireman's side No. 3 crank pin roller bearing on N&W J Class locomotive 611.
The stored units and various types of freight cars in the yards at Roanoke provide leading lines into the Roanoke skyline, what little of one there is.
The westbound Powhatan Arrow arrives back in Roanoke as it shoves its train back toward the passenger area as it passes the former Norfolk and Western office building in downtown Roanoke
My vantage point atop our Ford Edge gave a nice view over the tightly meshed fence that lines the yard in Roanoke, and gave opportunity to shoot the Former Soo Line and later Indiana Railroad SD60... (more)
Just a few minutes before the taking of this photo, I was looking out upon the yards and beautiful mountains of Roanoke from a nice Vantage point for viewing both, and I couldn't help but notice t... (more)
After 611 finished its trips for the day and the crowds thinned in downtown Roanoke, 210-car 195 rolled into town at Randolph Street, passing the N&W General Office buildings just before sunset.
After picking up their personnel near Shaffers, the N&W 611 leads the 956 special through the crossovers at Randolph Street, crossing to the station to pick up the morning excursion passengers.
The massive deadlines of stored units in Roanoke sit on a cool, windy night before the 611 festivities began in the morning. The former BN and Soo Line units here are shown off nicely in the ambie... (more)
NS 957 with N&W 611 on point gets serviced in Roanoke
A slug set idles away in the fading evening light of an early May day as storms brew in the West.
CEFX 6024 is one of many engines currently stored at Roanoke many of the NS engines are waiting to be scrapped.
The Powhatan Arrow is just departed Roanoke bound for Lynchburg passing the shops in Roanoke
N&W 1218 sits on display at the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke, VA
On a beautiful spring day, the Norfolk & Western Class J 611 backs her train to the Randolph St control point to unload her passengers for a three hour layover in downtown Roanoke Virginia. This w... (more)
NW 611 marches away from downtown Roanoke at 3 o'clock sharp with the "Roanoker" excursion train returning to Greensboro.