RailPictures.Net Photo: NW 611 Norfolk & Western Steam 4-8-4 at Bluefield, West Virginia by Ron Flanary
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Norfolk & Western (more..)
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Bluefield (more..)
Bluefield, West Virginia, USA (more..)
May 09, 1992
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NW 611 (more..)
Ron Flanary (more..)
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The late steam-era photographer Jack Fravert always told me how much better it was to shoot steam in cold and rainy weather. Here's why: On May 9, 1992 I was fortunate to be in and around Bluefield, WV with some friends when we learned 611 was coming west with a ferry run (no passengers). Consequently, we were all alone as we caught the big engine and her 16-car train along East River and followed her into Bluefield. This photo can't possibly convey the sound of this big 4-8-4 hammering upgrade with 16 cars---doing exactly what her designers and builders at Roanoke Shops expected her to do. Let's do this again....soon!
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