Famous 4-8-4 N&W 611 takes a momentary breather at Pulaski, VA with a Roanoke to Bristol ferry run. The 611 and her 13 sisters rolled through here regularly during the '50s (and earlier for some o... (more)
N&W 611 coils through a reverse curve at the brick yard between Grossclose and Atkins, on the Pulaski District. This is a Roanoke to Bristol ferry run to position the train for a Bristol to Radfor... (more)
Perhaps my greatest chase of 611 was a little publicized trip carring school children. Few chasers, beautiful weather as the train heads heels into a curve a few miles east of Bluefield. Other t... (more)
If not my favorite image of N&W 611, this is one of my best memories of witnessing this grand machine in action. And, it was pure serendipity. A group of us had decided to railfan the “Pokey” arou... (more)
Westbound from Roanoke to Bristol with a ferry run, N&W 611 is just outside Glade Spring, Va. The engine will be turned on the wye with the old Saltville Branch, and towed into Bristol to be in pl... (more)
The iconic N&W #611
In the hole at Glade Spring, VA waiting for a westbound to clear. Patience... the time is near!
On one of her early public excursions after restoration in 1982, N&W 611 stands at Bluefield, West Virginia before departing with a round trip to Iaeger, on the Pocahontas Division main line. The ... (more)
With the recent announcement that funds are being raised to resteam N&W Class J 611, this scene gives us a taste of what could be in store. The famed Roanoke-built engine is rolling downgrade thro... (more)
611 chuffs through Rockfish, fictional home of the old TV series, The Waltons.
611 smokes it up for a huge crowd during a photo runby.
N&W 611 leading an excursion during a stop at Toccoa, GA in April 1983.
Nothing could match the drama of riding behind restored N&W J-class 611 from Iaeger to Bluefield on this run in 1982--not long after the celebrated 4-8-4 was restored to operation. An instant befo... (more)
N&W 611 East of Rural Retreat approaching Crockett just clear of MP 347.4 On Her Last Excursion/Revenue Run To Roanoke from Bristol, VA CLICK HERE To V... (more)
N&W 611 East of Rural Retreat approaching Crockett just clear of MP 347.4 On Her Last Excursion/Revenue Run To Roanoke from Bristol, VA. CLICK HERE To ... (more)