East Bound J 611 clears the CPL signal at Bedford, VA on her Excursion trip from Roanoke, VA to Lynchburg, VA.
The 1218 is struggling mightily to back her train around the Front Royal wye for the layover after a trip through Manassas Gap. Although limited cutoff kept the Class A factor of adhesion at a to... (more)
The excursion from Roanoke to Lynchburg rolls into Bedford, VA on a nice, sunny day.
View of NW 521 at VMT, Roanoke, VA.
Pacing 1218 up to Manassas Gap, the lowest crossing of the Blue Ridge in VA, at 887 feet above sea level. On the other side of the gap is Front Royal and the Shenandoah Valley. I wonder how the ... (more)
A small coud of people get their shots of 956 passing the dilapidated Forest Depot in some thickening overcast.
The local population is awed by the gigantic Class A as it articulates around the Bellevue wye after a trip to Fremont, Ohio.
Returning to Roanoke with the third and final Radford excursion of 2015, I caught this pan shot of 611 across a field.
Pounding up the grade she was designed and built to conquer, the Spirit of Roanoke leads the Powhatan Arrow eastbound, approaching Blue Ridge Summit.
The Norfolk & Western Class J 611 put on one heck of a show as she splits the classic N&W Blue Ridge CPLs just east of Roanoke leading the Powhatan Arrow toward Lynchburg.
Second day of excursions finds the famous 611 emerging from the less-crowded Montgomery tunnel area. Full reversal with the skies today, and the drier railhead allowed them to move a bit faster, ... (more)
N&W 611 leads the eastbound leg of the Blue Ridge Special Spencer,NC to Asheville,NC excursion train across the McLin Creek bridge west of Catawba,NC.
"Steam Show at the Tunnel"
The Norfolk & Western J Class passes the 1930's era mill in Elliston, VA as cloud cover begins to hide the sun during it's Radford bound trip.
N&W 611 has crested Christiansburg grade and now hustles west to the wye at Walton where it will turn and return to Roanoke. The pink flags 611 is flying are in honor of Mothers Day.