How do you get up close and personal with the famed 611 in a controlled setting? Why, you attend the Photo Charter offered by the museum and TRAINS magazine, of course! An amazing amount of effor... (more)
Newly renovated 611 gets a bath on her 65th birthday in preparation for her historic homecoming run to Roanoke the following day
The Queen and the Pride of Roanoke stands at the North Carolina Transportation Museum only two hours before it's maiden voyage begins from Spencer, North Carolina to it's home city of Roanoke, Vir... (more)
Her adoring fans line the guardrails along the Jefferson Street Bridge in Spencer as 611 departs the museum in grand style while P88 (217) streaks by on the mainline.
The Queen and the Pride of Roanoke stands at the North Carolina Transportation Museum just hours before it's maiden voyage.
Newest addition to the NS fleet is the 911 locomotive. Here it sits after switching around the consist for 611's run to Roanoke, VA the following morning.
N&W 611 sends a plume of smoke soaring into the morning sky while P88 finishes a run to Linwood from the Charlotte Regional Intermodal Facility. The last time No. 611 was on the mainline, the D9-4... (more)
Crews from Norfolk Southern and Fire Up 611! gather around the Norfolk and Western Class J No. 611 as it prepares for the long anticipated return to its home in Roanoke, Virginia after a year long... (more)
611 sits quietly at the NCTM the night before its big return home.
The J611 leaves Spencer one year after making the trip down from Roanoke to be returned to life. It was originally put into service May 29, 1950 and returned to Roanoke on its own May 30, 2015. ... (more)
"Now I believe there comes a time, When everything just falls in line, We live and learn from our mistakes,
The deepest cuts are healed by faith...ALL FIRED UP!" (as recorded by the Rat... (more)
Two miles into its first excursion of the millennium, N&W Class J 611 puts on a show as it crosses the Yadkin River bridge at the south end of Linwood Yard on the ex-Southern.