After "coming down the mountain" from Asheville via the loops, 611 continues her journey eastward back to Spencer, NC.
NW 611 steams through Goodview, Virginia, on a ferry run to Spencer from Roanoke. As Graham Claytor said, "It is a good thing to let another generation know what a steam locomotive is".
Norfolk and Western 611 shoves up the hill out of the Virginia Museum Transportation in Roanoke, ready for a ferry move to Spencer as NS train number 956, on a cold January 6, 2017 morning.
No. 611 roars to the top of the Blue Ridge grade putting on an awe inspiring bout of showman ship as she pushes through the intermediates at Blue Ridge.
Norfolk and Western Class J #611 thunder through the small town of Brown's Summit, NC on her way to Lynchburg, VA. The white steam exhaust illustrates how this cold clear morning provided excellen... (more)
Norfolk and Western Class J #611 storms up the Blue Ridge grade with the first Powhatan Arrow excursion train of the weekend. This was my first time seeing 611 on her home territory and it was an ... (more)
NW 611 works its way downgrade past the old NW CPL signals at Blue Ridge, Virginia.
NW 611 marches away from downtown Roanoke at 3 o'clock sharp with the "Roanoker" excursion train returning to Greensboro.
Sunday, April 24, 2016, turned into a rather relaxing day with 611 under crystal clear blue skies. I can only imagine my experience was a sign from a fallen friend. On my way home from Pennsylva... (more)
Norfolk and Western class J number 611 crosses the "Curvy Bridge" (as known by the train crews) west of Goodview, Virginia, with eastbound excursion train 958, the "Roanoker".