The "Roanoker" returns eastbound across the high trestle at Kate's Creek with the Greensboro bound excursion in tow.
Running behind schedule on the return leg of the "Blue Ridge Special", N&W 611 greets the crowds at Glen Alpine, NC as the day drew to a close on a beautiful, Spring day, chasing big steam in the ... (more)
The side of Mill Creek Road provides a fantastic overlook of the NS S Line, and the Black Mountains. N&W 611 pulls hard up the grade, ascending from the Southern built "Loops" at Old Fort, as it a... (more)
A group of 50 (or so it seemed) railfans and passersby wait on the shoulder of Greenlee Rd., poised to capture 'that' shot of N&W 611 in low light. Running behind schedule, N&W 611 gets underway f... (more)
Remanence of the Southern RR were still evident when N&W 611 paid a visit to Asheville, NC, as seen here when she passed the signals just outside town.
N&W 611 steams by Maple Lane Lake near Icard, NC, pulling the inbound leg of the "Blue Ridge Special" to Asheville, NC.
The population of Catawba pretty much doubled in size for a few hours on this day while waiting for the main event by the river. N&W 611 crawls over the Catawba River Bridge outside of town, putti... (more)
N&W J Class 4-8-4 611 heading back to Roanoke under the coaling tower at Vicker, VA
Greeted by the Masses
The 611 had quite a following during the 4th of July weekend trips. The classy steam engine is working past crowds which have gathered on both sides of th... (more)
Two icons of a by-gone era pass each other as the N&W J Class 611 passes one of the last N&W CPL Signals on the Blue Ridge District at Villamont, VA
N&W J Class 4-8-4 611 grinding upgrade at Shawsville, VA
611 at the NCTM is not a rare occurrence anymore, but a J with a period-correct freight consist is. Here 611 backs under the Southern signals for a run-by of late 1950s vintage.
Steam Under the Coaling Tower
The Pelican excursion eases under the coaling tower along the NS Christiasburg district as N&W 611 heads for the wye just east of here. There the ... (more)
The Queen of Steam in the City Of Roanoke
Norfolk & Western J Class 611 is departing the city of Roanoke with its second excursion of the day as it passes what will become a "l... (more)