What would a photo charter be without the night shots? Many big thanks go out to the museum and Trains Magazine for making it happen!
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)
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. Worked out splendid... (more)
Well, I'll throw my hat in the ring for current 611 shots...why not...a few folks stayed around for a photo charter following a weekend of excursions based in Spencer. The second such hosted by T... (more)
Steam, old cars and trucks, and old signals... What more could you ask for?
Steam, stations, and semaphores... Even in a reenacted scene still a beautiful sight to behold.
N&W 611 drifts past the previous days mainline consist during a photo charter at the N.C. Transportation Museum. The days antics with 611 didn't compare with her mainline performances the two prev... (more)
611 may be the "Queen of Steam" but in the confines of the yard where she can't stretch her legs the better show comes from lil' ol' 126 who could actually open the throttle and work a b... (more)
8099 by a nose... Unplanned, but during the Fired Up photo charter lunch break 126, 611, and 8099 all lined up nicely on and behind the turntable for a study in nose profiles.
Making its rounds around the North Carolina Transportation Museum is Lehigh Valley Coal Co. 0-6-0 #126.
After cresting the grade at Five Row, NS 214 glides downgrade past Hackett Street, exiting the town of Spencer and preparing to swap crews at Farmer's Crossing in Linwood.
A short 118 exits the town of Spencer and eases downhill toward Linwood.