6133 shuffles passenger cars during FiredUp! photo charter.
NS SD60E 9-1-1 Spencer, North Carolina May 30, 2015 Norfolk Southern's specially painted First Responders unit was on hand at Spencer during the weekend of the J's sendoff. Many thanks to all Firs... (more)
Norfolk Southern's newest heritage unit, NS 911 First Responders Unit is seen here at the North Carolina Transportation Museum on a clear summer night.
Exactly one year before making her maiden voyages across North Carolina and Virginia, the most impressive machine on Earth, N&W 611, sits in Spencer, North Carolina at the streamliners event.
While N&W 611 was the star of the day, there was plenty of other stuff to shoot around the NCTM away from the photo crowd. Here Southern 2601 pushes one of the days public runs north through the y... (more)
Fired Up! Photo Charter....for which the "Spirit Of Roanoke" lettering was conspicuously absent....
Fired Up! Photo Charter
Not often can you see the Southern "Tuxedo" and "Crescent" paint schemes on the same train. The 6900 was originally the sole power for the museum runs this day but after some p... (more)
The firebox on an N&W J is 578 square feet. All of which was hot and ready the morning of May 29, 2015. The crew was getting 611 ready for her big return to Roanoke.
These are just some of the fine folks involved with restoring, maintaining and operating N&W 611. As with the majority of steam railroading, most of these folks do not get paid. They volunteer the... (more)
Cowl Among the Cabs:
As with the Heritage gathering in 2012, Amtrak sent a train of special equipment to "Streamliners at Spencer". Up front, we find Veteran's P42 #42, Amtrak's first (and... (more)
Steam across the beam! The newly restored Norfolk and Western J class 611 pulls into the roundhouse at Spencer as steam crosses in front of the double headlight.
Hello old friend, have we met?
In a scene reminiscent about 60 years ago, the Southern caboose has been uncoupled from the tender and NW 611 heads towards the large crowd assembled around the turntable at the North Carolina Tra... (more)