Stalking the path of the former Virginian Railroad, Norfolk & Western 611 lines the Roanoke River with a trail of steam bearing a resemblance to a stream of cotton as the J Class works south throu... (more)
N&W Class J 4-8-4 611 on a ferry move from the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke VA to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer NC.
N&W Class J 4-8-4 611 on a ferry move from the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke VA to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer NC. The CSX Dash 8 had a experienced a tractio... (more)
Roanoke's finest hustles through the High Point Amtrak station ahead of the incoming winter storm. The arctic blast brought out some beautiful plumes of smoke from the sleek J.
Norfolk & Western 611 flies underneath the Southern Railway signal bridge at Smothers on the Danville District of the Piedmont Division. The 1950 Class J is making light work of a water tender, tw... (more)
After holding for 214, 158, and 36Q at the south end of the double track, 611 resumes the ferry move from Roanoke to Spencer at this location just south of Chatham.
Making its inaugural run of 2017, Norfolk and Western 611 marches towards Spencer, NC for its annual inspection prior to a busy excursion season. Following the old Virginian route between Roanoke ... (more)
The mighty 611 hardly makes a sound as it slips through the recently opened double track section just south of Thomasville, NC. I am still quite surprised at how quiet such an impressive machine c... (more)
On a ferry move from the Virginia Museum of Transportation to the North Carolina Transportation Museum, N&W 611 sings the song of her near extinct people as the train ducks under the old Southern-... (more)
A light snowfall greets the N&W 611 as it steams up Yadkin Hill on its final approach to the North Carolina Transportation Museum, where it will spend the next few months getting prepared for anot... (more)
Top Ten of 2016. With the year almost over, here's a look back at my Top 10 favorite shots from 2016.6. I can't have a Top 10 list without a few steam shots, so here's the... (more)
Looking Back At 2016
When it comes to trains, it's hard to beat the "Queen of Steam". Here we have jumped back to the month of May when the 611 made her excursion runs on the mainline. In this ... (more)
The N&W Class J 611 heads east over the James River Trestle on this cold, rainy day. The engine was being moved for the upcoming weekend excursion at Manassas, Va.
The N&W Class J 611 heads east near Bedford on this cold, rainy day. The engine was being moved for the upcoming weekend excursion.
NS 956 is heading back to Altoona in the late afternoon as it passes the Emsworth Lock & Dam.