The now-infamous event is in full swing....oh, and the N&W 611 is leaving, too......the overpass, which is where I would have been, wasn't as full as I'd thought it would be with so many others ca... (more)
The debut return of the Norfolk & Western Class J 4-8-4 #611 crosses the Roanoke River and adjoining field at Altavista, Virginia on May 30, as NS train 957-30. I had previously postd the shot fr... (more)
The debut return of the Norfolk & Western Class J 4-8-4 #611 is seen crossing the Dan River at Danville, Virginia on May 30, running as NS train 957.
N&W 611 passes a vintage set of CPL signals mounted on a bracket. These signals are still in service from their original N&W days, and should be for the near future as there are no replacements in... (more)
It's the evening of the annual Rail Days event at the North Carolina Transportation Museum where R.E.P Productions conducted a evening photo charter with a Southern and N&W GP30.
611 is starting her 2nd and last trip of the day. here we see her chugging up a bit of a grade towards Haymarket VA, there were a ton of fans at this crossing with us!
611 starts her first trip of 2 on this gorgeous morning.
Very few things symbolize N&W more than code line and CPL's. The 611 looks right at home passing the CPL at Concord, VA on its excursion run to Petersburg.
Father and Son kneel down to discuss and have a look at the 611 and freshly painted 3170 Southern High Hood in the yard, at North Carolina's Transportation Museum.
NS 958 appears out of the shadows and heads east for Petersburg
It's around 7:30am and 611 has a full day of run-by's ahead of her for the Fired Up Photo charter which would last until 10pm that evening. We never got to see 611 pose under the water column, but... (more)
In a scene straight out of 1955, N&W #611 leads an eastbound train past the CPL's at Bowler.
Norfolk & Western J Class 611 rolls through the quiet town of Evergreen, Va pulling the "Cavalier" excursion from Lynchburg, Va to Petersburg, Va.
The drawhead (a.k.a. coupler) of an N&W caboose is in the foreground as a big GE idles in the background. This is Norton, VA, October 2, 1990.