Some railfans pace and others are on the ground to capture pictures of the Queen of Steam, the N&W 611, as it passes through Ruffin, NC.
N&W Class J #611 roars up the grade as the sunlight fades away for the day.
Operating as NC symbol 957, Norfolk & Western Class J 4-8-4 #611 begins its trip home from Spencer, North Carolina to Roanoke, Virginia. The train is seen racing through Ruffin, NC.
Norfolk & Western No. 611 passes a crowd of curious locals, photographers, and train chasers on her way from Spencer, NC to Lynchburg, VA.
N&W 611 puts on a show as it passes the silos at Ruffin as it leads the Virginian excursion north to Lynchburg on a sunny spring morning.
Norfolk Southern Steam Excursion 957 Steams South through Ruffin, NC. At the last light of day as they head back to The North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC. After making a run Nort... (more)
Norfolk and Western 4-8-4 J Class #611 leads an excursion from Spencer, North Carolina to Lynchburg, Virginia. She is pictured here storming past the silos in Ruffin, NC.
Running nearly two hours behind schedule the 611 passes on the south side of Ruffin, NC in beautiful last light on it's return trip to Spencer.
A round trip excursion between Spencer, NC and Lynchburg, VA sponsored by the North Carolina Transportation Museum flys by a farm field with the Norfolk & Western J Class No 611.
N&W 611 leads NS 957 through Ruffin NC in the final minutes of day light.
2 EX Conrail SD80MACs along with the Southern heritage unit lead the NS 213 south near Ruffin.
While waiting for Norfolk & Western 611's ferry move from Roanoke, VA to Spencer, NC, an NS mixed freight rolls through Ruffin, NC on a bitterly cold yet beautiful winter morning.
The N&W Class J 611 heads south on the Piedmont to Spencer.