N&W J Class 4-8-4 611 upgrade at Webster, VA
N&W J Class 4-8-4 611 near Webster, VA, taken from the Blue Ridge Parkway
All reds are shown on the Norfolk & Western era cantilever at Webster, indicating no trains on the Blue Ridge District on this tranquil May night.
An unforgettable display of power and beauty unfolds as 611 stomps up the Blue Ridge Grade on the beautiful morning of May 7th, 2016. The former N&W CPL's at Webster have since been removed, takin... (more)
As the fog burns off over the Blue Ridge Mountains "The Powhatan Arrow" passes through the Village of Webster bound for Lynchburg on the morning run.
The days of the old N&W CPLs are numbered, as seen here at Webster. In some locations, such as Bonsack, the new "Vader" signals have already gone up and the CPLs come down. In others, su... (more)
N&W Class J 611 is westbound on the Blue Ridge Grade on a ferry move from the North Carolina Transportation in Spencer NC to the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke VA.
Just beginning its eastbound trip from Roanoke to Crewe, 188 passes under the CPL Cantilever at Webster with the Wabash Heritage Unit leading.
Drifting towards Roanoke, N&W 611 passes the endangered N&W CPLs at CP Webster with the Blue Ridge Mountains looming in the background. Minus the domes and the vehicles parked beside the road,this... (more)
N&W 611, the only remaining example of the N&W's J class of 4-8-4 locomotives steams it up as it attacks Blue Ridge grade in Webster, VA
Excursions from Roanoke on Mother’s Day weekend started in great light, as illustrated here by N&W 611 throwing some cinders on the cantilever signal bridge at Webster, Virginia.
You think you’re the only fast horse in these parts?Waiting for the return of Norfolk & Western 611 from Lynchburg, I set up by a small horse farm just west of Webster, Virginia. I ... (more)
Dramatic skies begin to brew and the morning's rainfall begins to pick up as Norfolk And Western 611 thunders past a small horse farm just west of Webster, Virginia.
On a crystal clear May morning, the Powhatan Arrow excursion to Lynchburg behind the N&W 611 rolls under the untouched cantilever at Webster. Unfortunately, the antiuqe signals are not long... (more)
Let there be Sun!
On the morning of the first day, May 7th, 2016, in Webster, VA, there was steam. And, behold, I saw what Roanoke had made, and it was very good. Norfolk & Western's J-... (more)