After steaming through downtown Roanoke, N&W 611 slowly backs into the O. Winston Link Museum to let her passengers off and have the mayor of Roanoke, the CEO of NS, and a few others give speeches... (more)
NS SD70M 2604 still in primer at Roanoke, VA || May 2003
Minutes before 957 pulls into Roanoke, NS201 pulls into Roanoke.
The Queen of Steam has returned home to the Star City, Roanoke, Virginia. The anticipated arrival of the J Class Nș611 was a historic event viewed by thousands of eager spectators from Linwood, N... (more)
The Big Three class of engines of the N&W are together once more at the Virginia Museum of Transportation
N&W Class Y6A 2156 entering the Virginia Museum of Transportation
"A" Classic Locomotive
Though I look forward to the chance of seeing 611 in steam, I must admit that I would be exponentially more excited to hear of a FireUp1218 campaign...
Having barely slipped through the gate onto the Virginia Museum of Transportation's property- veteran steam program member Bobby Saxtan, in the high visibility vest, focuses on the large Y6a negot... (more)
After 56 year wait and a long trip from St. Louis, the N&W Y6a #2156 is finally reunited with Class J #611 and Class A #1218.
Shortly after noon today, the "Magnificent Three" were reunited in the exhibit yard at the Virginia Museum of Transportation. From left to right is Y6a 2156, J 611, and A 1218. Photo ... (more)
Many things have happened today, one being the first run of 611 in 21 years. It has finally made it to Roanoke on time, with the OCS consist in tow.
Roanoke's Rockstar J 611 is finally home as the excursion train is turned on a wye in downtown Roanoke and the Mill Mountain star stands atop its namesake mountain in the background.
Welcome home old girl! Norfolk & Western Class J 4-8-4 #611 struts her stuff on her first trip under her own power in more than 20 years. The crowds cheered as the big steamer rolled into town a... (more)
We've seen a good deal of 611 and 2156 lately, but 1218 has managed to stay out of the limelight. With just a few more days until the reunion of the N&W Three, though, here's a pictu... (more)