N&W 611 on the first afternoon Walton turn of Memorial Day weekend; accelerates through the broad curve at CP Singer. It is possible this is the location where a publicity photo was taken with the... (more)
Under threatening skies, N&W 611 thunders westbound to Roanoke over the high trestle at Big Otter River. Sunday, May 28, 2017.
30 second exposure in the cab of N&W 611 after the first day of excursions over Memorial Day weekend. May 27, 2017.
The calm before the storm. Late Friday night found a freshly washed N&W 611 with a skeleton night crew tending the banked fire overnight. The next three days would be a powerhouse weekend with the... (more)
N&W 611 fights upgrade east of Shawsville on a morning Walton turn excursion. May 29, 2017. The sound coming up the mountain was magnificent. There was a brief moment where I contemplated not even... (more)
Operating as NS train 958, the Petersburg-bound "Cavalier" excursion train crosses the curved trestle over Eagle Creek, east of Lynchburg.
Passing the site of the Norfolk and Western Crewe roundhouse, N&W 611 leads the eastbound Cavalier excursion train away from Crewe, Virginia.
N&W 611 pulls the westbound Cavalier excursion by the historic Appomattox depot during the last few minutes of daylight.
The 611 works by the Niagra power dam with the final return trip of the Roanoker. The magnificent steam plume made standing in the pouring rain atop the Blue Ridge Parkway bridge very much worth i... (more)
The J passes The Chair in downtown Thomasville, NC, with NS train number 955, deadheading from Spencer to Greensboro.
Norfolk and Western 611 accelerates southbound by the depot in Salisbury, North Carolina, on its way to Charlotte on a cool spring Sunday morning.
In a scene that hasn't happened since December 1994, Norfolk and Western class J number 611 leads excursion train 957 north out of Charlotte, North Carolina on a perfect Spring morning.
Norfolk and Western class J number 611 leads excursion train 957 underneath the airline taxiway at the Charlotte Intermodal Facility as an American Eagle CRJ-900 crosses overhead with a regional f... (more)
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".