The big spectacle of the Manassas trips was the Linden grade, where 611 was on its hands and knees crawling up the hill - almost stalling when the rails were wet on Sunday trips! Here, on June 4t... (more)
You think you’re the only fast horse in these parts?Waiting for the return of Norfolk & Western 611 from Lynchburg, I set up by a small horse farm just west of Webster, Virginia. I ... (more)
Returning to Roanoke with the third and final Radford excursion of 2015, I caught this pan shot of 611 across a field.
"Steam Show at the Tunnel"
OVER/UNDER FEATURING THE "QUEEN OF STEAM"!
A few lucky photographers got the opportunity to catch a very special moment while photographing the N&W 611. While waiting for the "J" to make... (more)
N&W 611 passes through a piece of horse country in the mountains of Virginia.
Westbound 957 passes under the ex-Virginian Whitethorne District at Wabun, on the Westbound portion of the afternoon trip to Walton.
NW 611 works its way downgrade past the old NW CPL signals at Blue Ridge, Virginia.
N&W 611 climbs towards the summit of Blue Ridge Grade.
611 Arrives in Roanoke
With the exception of a line of stored ex-UP SD90/43MACS in the foreground Roanoke yard is relatively empty for the evening arrival of J Class 611.
The N&W Class J 611 heads east under the CPL's at Webster on this unusually cold and rainy day in June. The engine was being moved for the upcoming weekend excursion.
The N&W 611 thunders by CP "Lee" at speed.
After turning its train on the Christiansburg Wye, N&W #611 runs through the many winding curves on its journey back to Roanoke during the 4th of July weekend excursions.
Deep into my first "real" long-distance train chase, I was trying to find my way around rural Virginia, in a totally unfamiliar area- and I was going at it alone. Although I probably cou... (more)