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.
The NS 1196 leads the NS 194 east by rows of dead stored power. The amount of stored power here has steadily decreased over the last few years, less that half of what it was in July of 2019.
NS 812 has tied down in Roanoke's South Yard with an ES44DC in the lead. The lead unit has an EOT device on the front due to the original lead unit (a dash 9) having issues in Bluefield.
Amtrak has returned to the "Star City" for the night and unloads passengers at the platform.
Manifest NS 393 gets going from a stop at South Jefferson on the Wintson Salem District. A new AC44C6M leads the train into Roanoke for a crew change and to work the yard on a hot May morning.
Tight Parking. On November 24, 2019, a very full storage yard in Roanoke, Virginia shows Norfolk Southern engines of many varieties. EMD SD40-2s and SD70M-2s sit along side GE Dash 8s, unit... (more)
This ex-C&O S1 0-8-0 was sitting just east of the passenger station and near the Roanoke Shops as the sign declares. My father took the picture while I stood next to the locomotive and crew member... (more)
Roanoke-built S1a 230 sit at the front of three such locomotives all coaled up and serviced for various yard switching assignments around Roanoke.
Norfolk and Western Y6b 2174 sits at the large engine terminal in the afternoon.
Norfolk and Western class J 606 looks regal sitting in the late afternoon sun, rods down, in a photograph taken by my father.