A westbound NS empty hopper train works upgrade at Ada, WV on the last lap into the yard at Bluefield.
If you would like to see what the "Fire Up 611" is all about, here's some proof. The engine is westbound with a ferry move up the East River grade to Bluefield. The day was cool and rainy, so the ... (more)
Restored N&W Class A 1218 is panned at Ada, WV on the return leg of a Roanoke to Bluefield r/t in the rain. This was the engine's first public excursion after rebuilding. Sadly, she's stuffed and ... (more)
Just-restored N&W 1218 slogs upgrade through the rain on her first public excursion. The sound of a genuine N&W hooter whistle in the West Virginia hills--attached to a working class A--was just m... (more)
8584 leads two other recently ressurected sisters, 8566 & 8632, to power this empty hopper run.
Almost to Bluefield, the 611 hammers up grade through the rain with a ferry run. The sound was terrific, by the way!