Carlos Fink shot these photographs in Radford, VA on
July 24, 1989. They show dozens of former N&W
locomotives awaiting their demise having been
retired from active service. Radford might
seem like an odd place for a dead line, but the N&W
had so many inactive engines at the time, that there
was not enough room to store them all in Roanoke.
Some met the scrappers torch while others were
traded in to EMD when new units were purchased.
A lucky few found a second home on shortline
addition to motive power there were a number of former N&W and
Southern Railway maintenance of way cranes on the
property as well.
Appreciation is extended to Carlos for allowing
these images to be published on the site.
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