Leading the Roanoke to Lynchburg round trip excursion The Powhatan Arrow, N&W 611 crests the famous Blue Ridge grade, the route she was built for.
Operating as NS train 958, the Petersburg-bound "Cavalier" excursion train crosses the curved trestle over Eagle Creek, east of Lynchburg.
N&W 611 pulls the westbound Cavalier excursion by the historic Appomattox depot during the last few minutes of daylight.
Norfolk and Western class J number 611 glides across the Roanoke River in Altavista, Virginia, with NS train number 958, deadheading from Spencer to Roanoke.
Norfolk and Western class J number 611 rolls by the CPL signal at Bedford, Virginia, with NS train number 958 on a deadhead move from Spencer to Roanoke.
Panning with NW 611 in Dry Fork VA
NW 611 leads NS 958 through Reidsville NC
20 minutes before sunrise NW 611 heads towards the exit of the North Carolina Transportation museum for her trip back to Roanoke.
In an absolute down pour, N&W 611 eases into Danville on its way home to the Virginia Museum of Transportation. Sometime in September, 611 will again return to the North Carolina Museum of Transpo... (more)
Shortly after 7 a.m in the small city of Thomasville, North Carolina, the early Monday morning quietness is briefly disturbed as N&W 611 thunders through, heading home for Roanoke. The J traveled ... (more)
N&W 611 struggles up Linden Hill on her last excursion trip of 2016
N&W Class J #611 races the sunset as it closes in on Reidsville, NC.
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)