Norfolk & Western 611 is on display inside the roundhouse at North Carolina Transportation Museum.
"Black smoke is wasteful." There's a placard on the front wall of the coal fence on the tender of 611 that proclaims black smoke as wasteful. That sign is large enough and positi... (more)
On her way to "Pumpkinville." A farmer's daughter, taking her family's tractor back to the barn, exchanges waves with the fireman on Norfolk & Western's J-Class Locomotive #611 as it flies ... (more)
70 years young! The North Carolina Transportation Museum held a night photo session to celebrate the birth year of two iconic locomotives. 1950 saw the construction of both N&W 611 and Southern FP... (more)
Out standing in his field..... What do you call a man who is out standing in his field? Why, you call him a FARMER, of course! Here, an Amish farmer has come down to the tracks to inves... (more)
3-Way Meet at Leaman Place. Who doesn't love a 3-way?.....train meet, that is. :) With a little careful planning on the part of Charter Lead Pete Lerro, and some stellar weather, we were ... (more)
Sunrise in old Virginia. One of the better places in the entire US to photograph steam locomotives right at sunrise is Pennsylvania's Strasburg Rail Road, and the perfect spot is here, in t... (more)
Participants in the 611 VIP experience put the J's whistle through its paces. COVID-19 had cancelled many steam events so this was a nice surprise. For $35 you could get a cab tour and the opportu... (more)
It's sometime in the 1950's and NW 611 has just handed off a run through passenger train to the Southern. But in reality it's a chilly night at the NCTM in 2020. It kind of makes me wonder did the... (more)
With a matching set of Tuscan passenger cars a crew member looks onto 611 at CP Duncan.
NW 611 is positioned at NCTM's newly installed CP Duncan for the start of the night photoshoot.
Highball at Carpenters. With leaves and other tree debris still flying off of her, Norfolk & Western Locomotive #611 emerges from the tree tunnel just east of Carpenters, making track speed... (more)
Norfolk & Western Steam: The final years. Norfolk & Western J-Class Northern #611 runs through the Fairview section of the Strasburg Railroad, hauling a vintage freight reminiscent of what ... (more)
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)