Streamliners at Spencer from the sky.
A few pieces are missing, as this was just prior to it being fired up after an extensive overhaul.
Does this look like an N&W Class A?
In 1963, Steamtown acquired N&W Class A 2-6-6-4 1218 from Union Carbide Corporation, who had been using it as a static boiler at one of its plan... (more)
The pre-daylight silence of an overcast August morning is shattered by the chest pounding thunder of Norfolk & Western 611 rolling out of the NCTM bound for Roanoke.
NW #1218 at VMT, Roanoke, VA.
The manufacturer's marking of 'J'.
N&W Class J 611 is westbound on the Blue Ridge Grade on a ferry move from the North Carolina Transportation in Spencer NC to the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke VA.
#611 leads "The American" through Delaplane. The train is making a brief stop to inspect an axle on the water tank after tripping a defect detector.
Norfolk and Western 611 brings its train through Bedford on its way to Lynchburg.
Panning with NW 611 in Dry Fork VA
NW 611 leads NS 958 through Reidsville NC
20 minutes before sunrise NW 611 heads towards the exit of the North Carolina Transportation museum for her trip back to Roanoke.
Nearing the end of its ferry move from the North Carolina Museum of Transportation to the Virginia Museum of Transportation, NW 611 blasts past the N&W CPLs at Villamont.
The deadhead move of the Norfolk & Western Class J 611 rolls Northbound under the Southern signals at Penderton, leaving Reidsville behind.
What an event! Streamliners at Spencer.