Roanoke Summer 2012

by John Beirne

July 7, 2012

Southern 630’s journal failure resulted in Heritage locomotives pulling employee appreciation specials.  NS 1065 with 9 passenger cars in Roanoke prepares to deadhead equipment to Knoxville.  Savannah & Atlanta is an EMD SD70ACe.

The Virginia Museum of Transportation planned a celebration of the return of recently repainted SD 45, NW 1776 for the July 4 weekend.  Three of the Heritage Units were on hand.  NS 8105, a GE ES 44 AC represents the Interstate Railroad.

NS 8103, a GE product represent Norfolk & Western

NS 1069, An EMD unit represents the Virginian Railway.

NW 1776
Period dress from year 1776

View of east end of museum includes NW 611, NW 1218 and NW 1776.

July 12, 2012

On July 12 the museum was less crowded - N&W 1776 and C&W 662

Chesapeake & Western 662 – Baldwin DS 4-4-6; before restoration and after restoration.

N&W 611, 1218 & 1776

NS 5034 switching Coca Cola Plant beneath N&W Style Color Position Signals – July 12, 2012

On May 14, 2012 the Museum ran very short trips behind New Hope Valley 17.  The 0-4-0T was borrowed and trucked up from the Durham, NC vicinity.

The July 4th holiday week resulted in both of Norfolk Southern’s Track Geometry car trains being tied up in the shop in Roanoke.

April 4, 2014

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