The classic N&W intermediates at Montvale frame up a westbound on a quiet night night some years ago. These signals have since been removed and N&W bracket intermediates are now entirely a thing o... (more)
N&W J Class 4-8-4 611 crossing over US 460 on it's way back to Roanoke with the Blue Ridge Mountains providing a beautiful backdrop
While 611 is just getting started on its 2017 excursion season, a look back to 2016 shows us a view that is no longer possible with NS having replaced the CPL signals at Montvale.
611 just outside of Montvale on NS 956
"A Solid N&W Scene"
The clouds begin to part as Norfolk and Western 611 splits the classic N&W CPL's in Montvale, Virginia along the former N&W Blue Ridge District.
An NS intermodal crosses over a US highway in Virginia.
Hustling down the grade from the Blue Ridge, the Lynchburg bound Powhatan Arrow led by N&W 611 blasts through Montvale, VA on it's eastbound trek on Sunday, May 8th, 2016 in a scene directly out o... (more)
N&W 611 split the the signals at Montvale as it heads east to Lynchburg.
An eastbound merchandise train splits the ex-Norfolk & Western color position light signals at Montvale between Roanoke and Bedford.
Norfolk & Western No. 611 splits the classic color position light signals at Montvale as it heads from Roanoke to Lynchburg. The clouds parted briefly 20 seconds before the train's arrival here.
N&W 611 cruises past the CPLs just west of Montvale on her return leg to Roanoke from Lynchburg, VA.
Leading an excursion back to Roanoke from Lynchburg, the J gets a running start for the climb over Blue Ridge grade ahead.
The 611 splits the intermediate signals at Montvale as it leads an NS '21st Century Steam' excursion from Roanoke to Lynchburg.
As the sun lights up the iconic face of N&W CPL's, N&W J Class 611 splits the intermediate signals at Montvale, Virginia as NS 958 makes it's way eastbound to Lynchburg.