Flying J and Blue Ridge, VA.
611 roars up the Blue Ridge Grade, keeping the train going at 30mph or so while putting on quite the show for railfans.
The first shot of the morning was a great one as 611 made its way proudly through this quaint setting. The signal bridge had just been replaced removing some history to this photo, but making new... (more)
Working hard up the grade, N&W 611 leads excursion train 957 up the Blue Ridge grade, past the site of the former Photographers Bridge near the summit at Blue Ridge.
This setting was once the home of original Norfolk & Western color position light signals. Just a few weeks ago they were torn down to make way for modern signals that allow for positive train con... (more)
The times are a changin.' N&W 611 passes the brand new signal bridge at Villamont. Until recently the Blue Ridge District was guarded by original Norfolk & Western "CP" signals. The new ... (more)
A new day breaks on the famed Blue Ridge Grade as threatening clouds roll in from the west overhead the 1940's era CPL's which have sadly now been removed.
Freight train 189 splits the N&W CPL's at Blue Ridge as it heads west for a crew change at Roanoke on a beautiful morning in Virginia. Earlier this week the signals were replaced due to PTC upgrad... (more)
Charging up the Blue Ridge Grade, NW 611 is working hard with the fully loaded "Powhatan Arrow" bound for Lynchburg and return to Roanoke. The CPL signals in this image are original NW s... (more)
The days of these CP signals on the Blue Ridge district are numbered. Soon they will be replaced by more modern signals. They have stood the test of time since the line was run by Norfolk & Wester... (more)
Top Ten of 2016. With the year almost over, here's a look back at my Top 10 favorite shots from 2016.6. I can't have a Top 10 list without a few steam shots, so here's the... (more)
Norfolk & Western 4-8-4 J-Class No. 611 leads the Roanoke-Lynchburg round trip excursion westbound past the N&W CPL's at Blue Ridge, Va.
No. 611 roars to the top of the Blue Ridge grade putting on an awe inspiring bout of showman ship as she pushes through the intermediates at Blue Ridge.
The Norfolk & Western Class J 611 put on one heck of a show as she splits the classic N&W Blue Ridge CPLs just east of Roanoke leading the Powhatan Arrow toward Lynchburg.
Thunder on Blue Ridge: N&W Class J 611 climbs the Blue Ridge Mountains at the grade's namesake CPL signals with The Powhatan Arrow in tow.