The tail end of the loaded coal train, under the bridge going east, will shortly become the front of the train heading south. NS 4000 and 4001 will couple onto the train and take the connecting tr... (more)
Positioning move from the shop area to the museum.
A black and white photo of the famous Norfolk and Western 1218.
Inaugural run of the Blue Ribbon Special. Has arrived from NC and will continue west.
611 is passing the former Norfolk & Western East End Shops where she was built in May 1950. The shops have been closed by Norfolk Southern and now stand deserted.
NS 9793 leads train #202 eastbound past the Roanoke Amtrak Station. In about a quarter of a mile the train will turn north up the Shenandoah Division heading for Harrisburg, PA.
Three dusty SD40-2s take a train of empties west.
I liked N&W's blue, but with enough grime, it took on an earth tones look, as on 1958-vintage 374.
Two ex-N&W SD40-2s and a matching caboose switch the yard of their first owner, passing long lines of dead NS locomotives.
Alco Product: One of the highlights of the VA Museum of Transportation is their sizeable collection of rare T6 switchers (they've got two!).
NS 8177 leads train 165 westbound past the Roanoke VA Amtrak Station.
Beep: For several years, Norfolk Southern's one-of-a-kind battery locomotive - BP4 #999 - lingered sadly at the shops in downtown Roanoke. Apparently, it had suffered significant damage to ... (more)
Steam Show: Watching N&W 611 leave Roanoke on one of its last mainline excursions was the first time I'd seen a proper display of mainline steam power.
The NS 3260 prepares to lead the "North Delivery" east by rows of stored power.
The New York Central heritage unit pulls NS 392 south through Roanoke, Va on the Winston Salem district at Starkey.