Intermodal NS 273 slowly makes its way into Roanoke for a crew change. To the left is a stopped 288.
With the Norfolk and Western heritage unit in charge, NS 288 races NS 134 eastbound out of Roanoke through North Yard.
Amtrak's newest Northeast Regional train between Lynchburg VA and Roanoke VA, is about to cross Campbell Ave on the southeast leg of the wye and head to the Amtrak servicing facility on Williamson... (more)
Three loaded coal trains and one grain train wait to go east on the former Virginian Ry mainline. They are sitting beside the restored Virginian Depot.
"Ponies riding off into the sunset"
Downtown Roanoke, Virginia
An SD40-2 leads Norfolk Southern local train V8N through downtown Roanoke on a beautiful summer evening past the Amtrak station in Roanoke, Virginia.
A set of power has come down from Shaffers Crossing headed for South Yard (former Virginian). This entails running down the Winston Salem line, reversing on the connection onto the former VGN th... (more)
During the period of the "NS Family Portrait" which saw the new Heritage paint passing by, some special side "events" produced themselves. This was one such photo op.
The last time 1218 ventured out onto the main line: for an event at the O. Winston Link Museum in Roanoke. Here she sits on display as an NS freight passes eastbound.
GE Gem: Though it was a pioneer in the switcher market during dieseldom's first generation, GE's switching line had mostly tapered out by the time it entered the road diesel market in the l... (more)
The Roanoke local runs back towards the yard, in perfect lighting, I was able to capture this long hood forward SD40-2 cutting between the beautiful town of Roanoke Virginia.
Amtrak 156 gets ready to blast off from Roanoke, with Amtrak 161 on point.
Amtrak 156 gets ready to depart Roanoke, with Amtrak 161, the 50th anniversary phase one heritage scheme, on point.