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!