Two generations of motive power meet on 611's final weekend at NCTM for awhile. The two locomotives are having a 'whistle off'.
Shortly after the transitioning from night to day, the NS 958 ferry move with N&W 611 rolls across the Yadkin river in Spencer, NC bound for Roanoke.
A nasty storm is moving in from the South as 611 pushes forward for another caboose hop at the NCTM
Southern 6900 and Atlantic Coast Line 501 were parked just far enough back in the roundhouse that one could finally fit both these beauties in one shot.
NW 611 is pulling the NCTM's passenger trains and I got it here at the Barber station. It looks really good by the old station. And a thanks to everyone at NCTM for making this happen.
611 at the NCTM is not a rare occurrence anymore, but a J with a period-correct freight consist is. Here 611 backs under the Southern signals for a run-by of late 1950s vintage.
The PL05 crew eases NS 134 toward Linwood yard after switching with the lawed-out Asheville crew.
Another massive freight, this time NS 154, eases downgrade toward Linwood with a fresh out of the box ES44AC 8166 leading. This is one of three tier 4 credit units ordered by Norfolk Southern in 2... (more)
NS 214 exits the city of Spencer and prepares to swap crews at the Farmer's Crossing in Linwood.
A massive 192 eases down the hill at Five Row. Wish I woulda counted the cars on this one!
Preparing to swap crews at the Farmer's Crossing, NS 214 rolls downgrade at Five Row with Ex. Conrail 4105 in charge, one of only 29 remaining SD80MACs remaining.