The morning excursion featuring the Norfolk & Western 611 has turned on the wye at Kinney and returns west through Forest, passing the old depot.
NW 611 splits a pair of vintage stoplight signals at Automatic 217 in Forest, VA as it heads the train back from Lynchburg to Roanoke on the Powhatan Arrow.
J-class 611 passes under the overpass in Forest, VA on a dreary Summer day.
Back on home rails, N&W 611 makes quite the scene as it rolls by the huge crowds, abandon depot and position light at Forest.
N&W 611 runs on home rails for the first time in over a decade. She received a fresh crew in Lynchburg, and is headed through Forest on her way home to the Virginia Transportation Museum, Roanoke.... (more)
During one of the best NRHS conventions ever the grand engine rolls WB on a runby. I was lucky to find a high spot. It was in a pulpwood yard as I recall.
During what is arguably the best NRHS convention ever, the great articulated is racing through the kudzu and clay on a hot summer day pleasing the fans on board and on the ground. I love 611 but ... (more)
An NS SD60 sits on the old Forest Station siding as the sun sets the day after New Years.
Somber skies. Somber occasion. 611 at Forest, Virginia, westbound on its last day alive. Will arrive in Roanoke in about an hour and fires dropped forever for the forseeable future.
1218 eastbound at Forest, VA, meets two NS trains at Forest, VA. Middle train is a long-haul train in the siding at Forest waiting to continue on to Roanoke. Train on left is a local freight on ... (more)
1944 Carnegie rails on the old N&W Forest station siding off the NS Blue Ridge district.
Westbound empties pass by the old Forest station
NS 811 prepares to pass under Rout 811 in Forest, VA
NS research train 904 prepares to back onto Halsey spur (N&W old main line) to conduct track tests
A break-in run for the 1218. At Forest with freight and a Ford in the foreground