The 611 thunders up the Blue Ridge Grade eastbound towards Lynchburg, VA over Memorial Day weekend.
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)
No. 611 roars to the top of the Blue Ridge grade putting on an awe inspiring bout of showman ship as she pushes through the intermediates at Blue Ridge.
N&W 611 passes through CPL style signals at Blue Ridge.
The eastbound Powhatan Arrow climbs the Blue Ridge Mountains as it splits the former NW CPL signals at Blue Ridge
N&W 611 climbs towards the summit of Blue Ridge Grade.
I started devouring Lucius Beebe books in the 1950's. I saw his "Burning of Rome" smoke plumes and thought that was how steam locomotives always looked. Boy, did I ever want to see that! Flash for... (more)
"A rainy day.. 611 climbing a monstrous grade.. And a perfect spot to listen to her work."
After climbing the hill at Blue Ridge, we heard NW 611 whistle for the crossing at Villamont... (more)
N&W 611 is on its homecoming excursion back to Roanoke from recently being restored in Spencer, NC.
En route from Spencer to Roanoke, N&W's famed class J is nearly at the crest of Blue Ridge as she splits a pair of CPLs. Back in the steam days, these signals wouldn't have had colored lights. But... (more)
A rare night photo opportunity arose after finding out that the Belton Job wouldn't make it back to town after an incident earlier in the day. Here's PICK 9508 tied down just outside of town with ... (more)
Beach goers hardly notice the the Amtrak Cascades silently rolling north.
Free and open territory greet the Sounder on its way north as it quickly accelerates to 50mph