Built in 1892, Mathieson Chemical Works No 11 is the only surviving steam locomotive manufactured in the original Roanoke Machine Shops in Roanoke, Virginia. It was originally numbered Norfolk and Western No 305, but was sold to the Mathieson Alkali Corporation, of Saltville, Virginia in 1922. It was used by that company until its retirement in 1961, when it was donated to the town of Saltville, Virginia. It is also the oldest surviving Norfolk and Western steam locomotive. The town of Saltville has done a wonderful job of preserving this historical gem.
The colorful locomotive of the Mt Hood Scenic railroad, a century old short line that offers scenic trips in norther Oregon. The line is 22 miles long and takes one to Parkdale, Oregon and back with long range views of Mt. Hood and the luscious agriculture of the Hood River valley. The Mt Hood railroad also operates freight service two to three times a week to the industries along the route.
Rust lends an autumn theme to the old C&O railroad bridge over the New River just north of Prince, West Virginia.