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Photo ID: 573737

Norfolk and Western class J 611 is eastbound on the Blue Ridge grade on the first excursion from Roanoke. This is the location of many steam photos from the 1950s but the wooden bridge over the tr... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: N&W 611
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 04, 1982


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Apr 20, 2016

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Photo ID: 547478

N&W #611 splits a pair of CPL signals as she climbs the grade at Blue Ridge with a passenger extra en route to Lynchburg, VA. Got quite a show on the second day of excursions with a powerful plum... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 958
Photo Date: July 04, 2015


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Sep 21, 2015

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Photo ID: 547357

Norfolk & Western #611 charges over the grade at Blue Ridge, VA passing a set of CPL signals with a passenger extra en route to Lynchburg, VA

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 958
Photo Date: July 03, 2015


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Sep 21, 2015

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Photo ID: 545470

N&W 611 putting on a show on a damp morning as she forces herself up the grade headed east through Blue Ridge, VA. 611 will make her way to Lynchburg, VA and head back to Roanoke, VA for the new t... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 04, 2015


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By: Drifton

Added: Sep 06, 2015

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Photo ID: 537629

I started devouring Lucius Beebe books in the 1950's. I saw his "Burning of Rome" smoke plumes and thought that was how steam locomotives always looked. Boy, did I ever want to see that! Flash for... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 957
Photo Date: July 04, 2015


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By: Dennis A. Livesey

Added: Jul 07, 2015

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Photo ID: 537549

N&W 611 tackles the grade at Blue Ridge as it heads for Lynchburg.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: N&W 611
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 04, 2015


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By: Joe Vittitoe

Added: Jul 07, 2015

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Photo ID: 537525

The rear of NS train 188 just barely clears on the near track as the 611 passes with an excursion returning to Roanoke from Lynchburg.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 958
Photo Date: July 04, 2015


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By: John Higginson

Added: Jul 07, 2015

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Photo ID: 537381

The sound and steam show was the best it ever gets as N&W #611 climbs up Blue Ridge grade on it's way back to Roanoke, VA

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 958
Photo Date: July 05, 2015


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By: RailfanTerry

Added: Jul 06, 2015

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Photo ID: 537375

Classic N&W: As clouds cover the Blue Ridge Mountains, N&W J Class 611 marches up the steep grade and splits the iconic CPL's at Blue Ridge, Virginia.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 957
Photo Date: July 05, 2015


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By: Hunter Richardson

Added: Jul 06, 2015

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Photo ID: 537265

"A rainy day.. 611 climbing a monstrous grade.. And a perfect spot to listen to her work." After climbing the hill at Blue Ridge, we heard NW 611 whistle for the crossing at Villamont... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 957
Photo Date: July 03, 2015


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By: Gage ODell

Added: Jul 04, 2015

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Photo ID: 533639

N&W 611 is on its homecoming excursion back to Roanoke from recently being restored in Spencer, NC.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: N&W 611
Train ID: NS 957
Photo Date: May 30, 2015


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By: Brock Dishner

Added: Jun 05, 2015

Views: 915
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Photo ID: 533250

NW 611 steams through the classic N&W color-position light signals at Blue Ridge with Norfolk Southern's then CEO & President Wick Moorman at the throttle. Taken from a poplar tree.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 957
Photo Date: May 30, 2015


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By: Peter Lewis

Added: Jun 02, 2015

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Photo ID: 532933

The return of 611 has almost reached home of Roanoke, passing through the N&W CPL signals at Blue Ridge.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 957
Photo Date: May 30, 2015


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By: Billy Hager

Added: May 31, 2015

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Photo ID: 532892

En route from Spencer to Roanoke, N&W's famed class J is nearly at the crest of Blue Ridge as she splits a pair of CPLs. Back in the steam days, these signals wouldn't have had colored lights. But... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 957
Photo Date: May 30, 2015


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: May 31, 2015

Views: 1,448
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Photo ID: 532884

With the Blue Ridge mountains as a backdrop, N&W 611 splits the grade's namesake signals on the way home from Spencer to Roanoke.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 957
Photo Date: May 30, 2015


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By: Chip Allen

Added: May 30, 2015

Views: 1,864
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Favorited: 21

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