The NS 1066 "New York Central" leads the NS 54W south on the Vine at Starkey, leaving a cloud of corn dust behind.
3078 and horse head slug friends 924 and 929 act as pushers bringing up the rear end of a ballast train.
11 EMD SD-90MACs sit in the West Yard awaiting their rebuild on a beautiful fall day.
Various NS & CIT locomotives await their fate near the Shaffer's Crossing Shop in Roanoke, VA. [August 2016]
The Wabash heritage unit leads 188 through the crossover at Randolph Street as it leaves Roanoke Yard, bound for Crewe.
The UP 7814 leads the NS 234 east through the West Yard in Roanoke.
NS 54T is just below the crest of Starkey Hill (southbound) with UP 3600 in command followed by an NS SD60 and GP38-2. The UP leader is UP how I like it: no flag and a red frame stripe. Now I'm th... (more)
Test train 995 approaches Starkey Hill where the pair of C39-8's (8567, 8566) will be put to the test, monitored by research car NS 32. Note the hose draped over the pilot, for "wet rail test... (more)
Test train 995 starts around the connection track at JK between the Silt Mill Lead and the Winston-Salem line with a pair of SD50's (6514, 6518), research car NS 32, and a load of black diamonds p... (more)
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)
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.