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When Norfolk & Western merged with the Southern Railway, two of its locomotives, #611 and #1218, were fired up and used on excursions.
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Photo ID: 774246

Express, But Not VRE. Norfolk Southern Corp 21st Century Steam Program was in its heyday on June 4, 2016 when former Norfolk & Western Railway J Class 611 rolled into the Manassas, Virginia Statio... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Manassas, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: June 04, 2016


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By: Marc Glucksman/River Rail Photo

Added: Jun 11, 2021

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Photo ID: 773007

Norfolk & Western's 4-8-4 J-Class locomotive leads a passenger car excursion through the rural Amish countryside while on a visit to Pennsylvania at the Strasburg Rail Road. Somewhat far removed ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 04, 2019


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: May 28, 2021

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Photo ID: 773004

The Road Less Traveled

On "vacation" from Roanoke, VA, Norfolk & Western's 4-8-4 J-Class finds herself along a long winding country road, in, of all places, Amish Pennsylvania. ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 04, 2019


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: May 28, 2021

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Photo ID: 771647

N&W #611 hustles past the N&W CPLs with the Tennessean on the evening of May 1st, 2021. This sunset shot was taken as the start of a night photo shoot hosted by the North Carolina Transportation M... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Spencer, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: None
Photo Date: May 01, 2021


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By: Michael J. Wilson

Added: May 12, 2021

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Photo ID: 766158

Over the top...History made! For the first time ever, on October 25,1992, N&W 611 and her five car consist conquered the famous Saluda Grade in Western North Carolina to the delight of hundreds o... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Saluda, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 25, 1992


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By: Steve Hutchison

Added: Mar 15, 2021

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Photo ID: 765444

Back in 2019, Norfolk & Western J Class 611 paid visit to the Strasburg Railroad for a couple of months. Seen here the 4-8-4 steamer is seen pulling the 15 minute shuttle through the Farm Fields o... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: SRC Shuttle
Photo Date: October 13, 2019


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By: Jacob Galvin

Added: Mar 08, 2021

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Photo ID: 755918

Tom Golden photo.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Hammond, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 08, 1990


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By: Sam Beck collection

Added: Dec 02, 2020

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Photo ID: 755207

N&W 611 has just crested the eastbound Blue Ridge Grade and the engineer has backed off the throttle. It's easy going from here to Lynchburg.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1986


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By: Steve Hutchison

Added: Nov 25, 2020

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Photo ID: 755200

N&W 611 exits Pembroke Tunnel eastbound along the New River.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Pembroke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1994


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By: Steve Hutchison

Added: Nov 25, 2020

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Photo ID: 749836

The engineer of Norfolk & Western 1218 watches his train as he backs it around the wye at Front Royal, Virginia.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Front Royal, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 19, 1987


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 03, 2020

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Photo ID: 749653

Norfolk & Western 2-6-6-4 1218 drifts past a well-manicured lawn in Belvoir, Virginia with an Alexandria Front Royal excursion. The landowner here allowed the train to unload for photo runbys h... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Belvoir, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 15, 1988


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Sep 30, 2020

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Photo ID: 747419

611, assisted by a lone diesel, starts the 16 mile westbound twisting grade toward Bluefield, WV. The last years of the NS Steam Program saw the consists grow to 25 plus cars. To help get the tra... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Oakvale, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1993


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By: Steve Hutchison

Added: Sep 07, 2020

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Photo ID: 743418

The 1218 on the point of a southbound NRHS Special, nearing Lynchburg and crossing the James River on the massive old Southern Railway bridge

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: NRHS Special
Photo Date: October, 1990


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Jul 26, 2020

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Photo ID: 742081

N&W 1200s were not used on the Shenandoah Division north of Roanoke in the days of steam because of their lack of cab signals. But here's the restored 1218 in 1990 on a circle trip out of Roanoke... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: NRHS Special
Photo Date: September 22, 1990


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Jul 12, 2020

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Photo ID: 733401

1218 and 611 begin their famous side by side run up the Christiansburg grade for the 1987 NRHS Convention.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Elliston, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1987


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By: Steve Hutchison

Added: Apr 19, 2020

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