The sound and steam show was the best it ever gets as N&W #611 climbs up Blue Ridge grade on it's way back to Roanoke, VA
N&W 611 rolls through Shawsville in a drenching rain.
N&W 611 is down to an absolute crawl through Shawsville, nearly stalling on the grade but putting on a fantastic show.
N&W 611 puts on its own fireworks show as it climbs Christiansbug Mountain on the fourth of July.
Classic N&W: As clouds cover the Blue Ridge Mountains, N&W J Class 611 marches up the steep grade and splits the iconic CPL's at Blue Ridge, Virginia.
Southern Visitor from Georgia
Southern E8A number 6901j is resting in front of Norfolk Southern's Roanoke shops as a heavy rain squall passes through the area. The unit belongs... (more)
Our last shot of the Fourth of July Weekend, N&W J Class 611 walks across a former N&W bridge in Wabun, Virginia on her way back home to Roanoke.
J 611 glides downgrade through Shawsville, Virginia on her final return home to Roanoke to close a weekend of passenger excursions across home rails.
Norfolk & Western 611 blasts by the old freight depot in Christiansburg, VA.
Norfolk & Western 611 leads the westbound Pelican up the Christiansburg grade near Arthur, Virginia
The Game of Golf...
Was briefly brought to a hault as N&W 611 made its way past the course with its 3-chime whistle blaring for the adjacent crossing. In this scene the train i... (more)
Storming through Shawsville
The afternoon excursion from Roanoke is well under way as the train passes through Shawsville, VA on a warm Summer afternoon. The 611 is still going... (more)
In this beautiful morning Virginia perspective, N&W J Class 611 sweeps through an s curve just west of Webster on the former N&W Blue Ridge District.
In a classic N&W scene, N&W J Class 611 puts on a spectacular show as she climbs Christiansburg Grade on July 4th.
The fireworks are over, and the crowd has dissipated with all but a couple left who are still standing on the bridge as this manifest rolls out of the smoke of a few smaller firecrackers set of in... (more)