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Fire Up 611
A collection of photos shot at the North Carolina Transportation Museum during the May 2015 "Fired Up 611" photo charter organized by Trains Magazine.
Photo Album By: Kevin Madore
 
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Photo ID: 539279

Fire Up 611's Cheri George. If you enjoyed seeing the beautiful Norfolk & Western J-Class #611 out on the high iron this summer, here's one of the people you can thank. Cheri George, a Geo... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Spencer, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: None
Photo Date: May 28, 2015


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Added: Jul 20, 2015

Views: 7,067
Comments: 3

Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 538687

Bedtime for 611. The photo shoot is over, the actors are gone and the photographers are already headed for the parking lot. The crew from Fire-up 611 moves in to secure the engine for the ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Spencer, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: None
Photo Date: May 28, 2015


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Added: Jul 16, 2015

Views: 5,952
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Favorited: 29

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Photo ID: 538551

Living on borrowed time.... With her days of service numbered, a Norfolk & Western J-Class Steam Locomotive is in the care of the night hostlers as a leased diesel-electric cab unit approac... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Spencer, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: None
Photo Date: May 28, 2015


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Jul 15, 2015

Views: 3,064
Comments: 1

Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 538430

Southbound Powhatan Arrow. Reaching the south end of the yard, the Conductor calls the "highball" and the nearly 400-ton J-Class begins to accelerate her "Powhatan Arrow"... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Spencer, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: May 28, 2015


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Jul 14, 2015

Views: 1,875
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 538309

Freight hog 611? Norfolk & Western 611 chugs slowly through the north end of the yard in Spencer, NC, hauling a short mixed freight. It almost seems to be heresy that the "ultimate st... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Spencer, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: May 28, 2015


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Jul 13, 2015

Views: 2,070
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 538251

Protectors of the rails. NS Security Personnel pose with Norfolk & Western J-Class #611 as official photographers, including Casey Thomason (left) document the event.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Spencer, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: None
Photo Date: May 28, 2015


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Jul 13, 2015

Views: 3,690
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Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 537873

Let it shine! Members of the Fire-up 611 Crew take advantage of a little down-time to wipe away a morning's worth of accumulated soot on their big Northern, in preparation for an afternoon ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Spencer, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: May 28, 2015


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Added: Jul 10, 2015

Views: 3,829
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Favorited: 14

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Photo ID: 537769

Last minute orders. An N&W Agent hoops up a last-minute update to train orders as the crew of a J-Class Northern departs the Spencer Yard with a north-bound freight.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Spencer, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: May 28, 2015


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Jul 08, 2015

Views: 1,852
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Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 537630

Relics of a Golden Age. A pair of classic automobiles pause for the passage of a Norfolk & Western mixed train, headed up by a streamlined, J-Class Locomotive that is a classic in its own r... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Spencer, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: May 28, 2015


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Jul 07, 2015

Views: 1,566
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 537492

Her Majesty has left the building. With Fire-up 611 crews carefully monitoring her every move, Norfolk & Western 611 eases out of a stall in the Bob Julian Roundhouse and onto the Spencer T... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Spencer, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: None
Photo Date: May 28, 2015


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Jul 06, 2015

Views: 1,989
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 536937

Reporting for work. With a hiss of steam from the cylinder cocks, the big Norfolk & Western J-Class #611 slowly eases off the turntable and into the yard at Spencer. Shortly, she'll tie on... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Spencer, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: None
Photo Date: May 28, 2015


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Jul 01, 2015

Views: 2,050
Comments: 0

Favorited: 8

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