Norfolk & Western Railway


     My first exposure to the Norfolk and Western railroad was in Hagerstown, MD, while photographing Western Maryland trains.  I quickly became a fan and made quite a few trips to Roanoke, VA, and Bluefield, WV.




     Sometimes the best pictures happen in the worst weather.  Here are two of my favorite pictures (pre-Norfolk Southern) which were taken on a very rainy day.



Elkhorn Tunnel



Shenandoah Line


     The Shenandoah line, from Roanoke north to Hagerstown, is a very scenic route.  Here are a few photos from a 1983 trip.




Front Royal

Front Royal

Front Royal



Steam specials


     The N&W steam program was, of course, quite famous.  I went to Roanoke for some of the 611 and 1218 excursions.



Big Otter Creek

Big Otter Creek

Big steam




     In 1989, Norfolk Southern held a railroad exhibition in downtown Roanoke.  It was pouring down rain, but it was still a great show with many pieces of vintage N&W and Virginian railroad equipment.



O. Winston Link


Southern Crescent





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