The N&W 611 passes the old historic depot in Chatham, VA.
Those awaiting the northbound run of the 611 through Chatham VA were pleasantly surprised by a southbound freight led by the Pennsy heritage unit just seconds before 611 arrived.
After holding for 214, 158, and 36Q at the south end of the double track, 611 resumes the ferry move from Roanoke to Spencer at this location just south of Chatham.
The strong northwesterly wind during the ferry move from Roanoke to Spencer frequently masked the 'sunny side' of N&W 611 in her own condensation.
N&W Class J 611 on a ferry move from the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke VA to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer NC.
Deep into my first "real" long-distance train chase, I was trying to find my way around rural Virginia, in a totally unfamiliar area- and I was going at it alone. Although I probably cou... (more)