The 1903 Baldwin built Consolidation sits looking fine in the roundhouse at the Spencer Shops.
The 542 is no stranger to the Spencer Shops, having had it's maintenance and repairs performed here ... (more)
"Many is the time that we feasted, and many is the time that we fasted. Oh well, it was swell while it lasted. We did have fun, and no harm done! So thanks, for the memories..."
Norfolk Western J Class 611 Blows off steam as she prepares to head for to her next photo location. From North Carolina Transportation Museum's night photo session
Bridging the Yadkin. NS 118 slowly crosses the Yadkin River near Spencer, NC on the NS main line, awaiting permission to enter NS's Linwood Yard just across the river. An increasingly rare... (more)
Norfolk Western J Class 611 begins its run through the grounds of the North Carolina Transportation Museum for a night photoshoot
Rolling toward the flue shop at track speed, Norfolk & Western J-Class No. 611 performs a night runby for photographers attending a N.C. Transportation Museum photo shoot at Spencer on Sept. 1, 20... (more)
N&W 611 poses for photographers during a special night session in Spencer, NC during Labor Day weekend 2018.
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It's all about perspective. I climbed atop a shuttered Chicago and Northwestern passenger car undergoing restoration adjacent to the turntable for this shot. The ... (more)
Under steam. The 611 works up a head of steam at the beginning of the night photography shoot at the N.C. Transportation Museum.
On the Line. In an O. Winston Link setting, the 611 sits at the VA-NC state line while a local family comes out to greet the engineer. In actuality, of course, this was taken at the N.C. T... (more)
NS Predecessors. The N&W 611 runs around to the front of Spencer Shops near S. Salisbury Ave./Highway 29 and by the old Southern Railway Water Tanks. The 611 was under the control of some ... (more)
She'll be comin' round the bend .... N&W 611 runs around the Spencer Roundhouse with amateur engineers at the controls, headed toward the entrance area of the N.C. Transportation Museum, ... (more)
Saturday Night Lights This Southern FP7 and the Norfolk & Western 620 GP9 rest under the lights, indifferent to the hullabaloo surrounding the night photography session for the N&W 611 at ... (more)
The 611 chugs out of town putting on an impressive show. There's NOTHING that comes close to experiencing steam first hand. It's nice to see the stuffed and mounted examples of steam locomotives ... (more)