One of the the first photos I had made of N&W 611 under steam since June of 1986. This was for Jim Wrinn's "Fired Up!" photo charter at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC.
The morning of May 29, 2015 found virtually no one around at Spencer with the exception of the steam crew preparing 611 for the next day's triumphant journey to her birthplace of Roanoke, Virginia... (more)
The freight portion of the photo charter was held up with the excursion train blocking the mainline, so all of the big runbys were pushed into mid-afternoon and early evening. It's still hard to ... (more)