A very short 189 hustles upgrade through Shawsville, passing the wonderful countryside.
The Queen of Steam
Norfolk & Western Class J 611 puts on an impressive show as it ducks under the coaling tower in Vicker, VA. After resting dormant for years, this old beast h... (more)
On a gorgeous October evening, train 27V grinds upgrade through the countryside of Shawsville Virginia pulling a long string of empty auto racks bound for Kentucky.
Eastbound 780 passes by the now closed AEP power plant at Glen Lyn with NS 8114, the original Norfolk Southern heritage unit, leading 100 PGNX loads.
Eastbound 780 passes through Lurich with NS 8114, the original Norfolk Southern heritage unit, leading 100 PGNX loads.
234 passes under the steam era coaling tower at Vicker, just east of Walton.
Westbound empties climb Christiansburg Mountain at Shawsville behind a C39/SD60 duo.
Here's one of the more exotic consists I was able to capture during my early days of shooting around Roanoke. NS 147 heads west through Shawsville behind a typical NS leader, followed by CNW 4551 ... (more)
Through Christiansburg proper, NS No. 189 passes the soon-to-be-replaced N&W CPL's on its dreary trek across the N&W mainline to Bluefield from Roanoke.
Westbound on NS' Christiansburg grade to Bluefield, Southern Railway heritage GE ES44AC leads No. 189 by one of the most notable photo locations on Christians grade at Shawsville.
N&W Class J 611 charges under the old coaling tower at Vicker, VA headed for Roanoke.
N&W 611 puts on a show as she works hard to climb the Christiansburg grade.
The Westbound leg of the afternoon excursion to Walton passes through the farmland near Shawsville.
Climbing Christiansburg Grade near Shawsville, Virginia, N&W J Class 611 puts on a magnificent show as it marches along home rails.
On a dark and dreary summer evening, the Class J 611 makes her way under the coaling tower at Vicker and continues toward Walton to make the turn on the wye.