N&W J 611 marches up the 1.3 percent grade at milepost N286 with a 21-car passenger excursion from Roanoke to Walton and back. In 1957, this segment saw 14 daily passenger trains---all powered by ... (more)
Her Majesty has left the building. With Fire-up 611 crews carefully monitoring her every move, Norfolk & Western 611 eases out of a stall in the Bob Julian Roundhouse and onto the Spencer T... (more)
A JS engine on a loaded coal train disturbs the peace as it charges the grade out of the open cut coal mine at Sandaoling in NW China. January 16th 2012.
Southern Railway #4501 flies through Marion, VA as it makes its return trip to Bristol to end a great weekend of excursions.
611 smokes up the CPLs at Montvale as it heads west to Lynchburg, VA.
611 chugs past the classic CPLs at Forest, VA.
611 rolls through the town of Bedford past the "Big Otter" CPL signals
Viewed from near the abyss, a steamtrain from Alvaneu to Filisur with locomotive G 3/4 # 11 "Heidi" is crossing the 65 meter high and 136 meter long Landwasser viaduct near Filisur, most... (more)
The afternoon train is leaving Epfenhofen on the way from Weizen to Zollhaus-Blumberg.
"Mogul" steamlocomotive G 3/4 # 11 "Heidi" was built by the Swiss Locomotiv and Machine Works (SLM) in 1903 for the Rhaetian Railway and was in service till 1977, as shunter in... (more)
"Mogul" steamlocomotive G 3/4 # 11 "Heidi" of the RhB, on a test run from Samedan to Filisur, after a large rebuilding by "Club 1889", conversion to light oil firing ... (more)
Sir Nigel Gresley is the holder of the postwar steam record speed of 112 miles per hour (180 km/h) gained on 23 May 1959 and carries a plaque to that effect. As with Mallard's record, this was des... (more)
A little afternoon rain starts as N&W #611 heads back to Roanoke, VA
After climbing up a cliff side, Norfolk & Western 611 leads the westbound Pelican up the Christiansburg grade near Montgomery on its way to turn at the wye at Walton.