In Celebration of O. Winston Link, a pioneer in Night Photography, I figured making the trek down to North Carolina to see the beauty, would not be complete without bringing all my gear. So in th... (more)
611 charges through Glen Alpine, North Carolina with the Blue Ridge Special as it continues stepping westward to Asheville and into the namesake mountain range.
611 runs from the last rays of sunlight at control point Edna in Reidsville, NC. The sun is also about to set on the classic Southern cantilever mast, as the hoodies are in place and ready to ass... (more)
611 takes front and center on the morning of April 10, 2016 with the Blue Ridge Special as it makes the first moves towards Asheville after hitting the mainline.
The Lynchburg bound Virginian steam excursion behind the N&W 611 swings around the bend at the Lucky Strike factory north of Reidsville. Here we see the effects of 40+ mile per hour winds c... (more)
The Spencer to Lynchburg "Virginian" begins it's journey as it crosses the calm waters of the Yadkin river on a beautiful April morning.
N&W 611 accelerates across the Catawba River Bridge to make up lost time due to unexpected stops.
N&W 611 works furiously to pull her twenty three car train, the Blue Ridge Special, up the grade at the famous Old Fort "Loops", as she breaks the peaceful silence throughout the Pisgah Nat... (more)
The N&W 611 rounds the S-Curves in Jamestown. I was fortunate to capture good lighting 10 seconds before this photo was taken.
After a brief stop for a radio issue, NW 611 gets back underway as she pulls her 23 car passenger excursion across Catawba Trestle on its way to Asheville
With both Southern units howling and NW 611 working her heart out, NS 958 climbs the loops and out of Jarrett's Tunnel near Old Fort.
With railfans and the residents of Morganton lining the depot and tracks, NW 611 and NS 958 makes some noise as they pass the depot in downtown Morganton
NW 611 departs Spencer and NCTM as it stretches its legs on the approach to Salisbury Wye
With the faint glow of a million stars shining in the night sky, the old signal at Melrose, along the Saluda Grade, faces yet more lonesomeness as time simply bypasses the long abandoned stretch o... (more)
With the Spring blossoms in full swing, Blue Ridge Southern's Canton-Asheville job, BLU T31, passes a large stone structure in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.