After a successful weekend with a total of six excursions, N&W 611 rests at the Virginia Museum of Transportation in need of a good wash. The museum owns the locomotive which was restored under th... (more)
The Eastbound "Pocahontas" passes under the coaling tower at Vicker on the way back to Roanoke.
The morning run of the N&W 611 from Roanoke to Lynchburg and back returns West through Lowry, crossing over the Big Otter Trestle.
*Taken safely from the ground at the end of the bridge
After dropping off the passengers and turning the wye at Campbell Avenue, the N&W 611 leads 958 West out of the wye and back into the yard to tie their train down before the next days excursions. ... (more)
67 years to the day she was born, N&W 611 does what she was meant to do, climb the steep grades of the Blue Ridge Mountains. As she charges up Christiansburg Grade through the village of Shawsvill... (more)
Flying J and Blue Ridge, VA.
In a scene that could be straight out of 1955, 611 leads its consist back to Roanoke on the rare morning run to Walton.
While most others grabbed shots from the mill or at the river, I wanted to include the mill in my shot. A drone flew close overhead, so he had the same idea. 611 blasts past several fans on its ... (more)
611 makes its journey back to Roanoke and greets fans at this neat 'S' curve.
N&W 611 simmers the night before 6 half-day excursions out of Roanoke on Memorial Day Weekend, 2017
The Powhattan Arrow has arrived in downtown Roanoke. The J attracted many fans over Memorial Day weekend who wanted to chase, ride behind, and take a picture with the Queen of Steam. An NS freig... (more)
Mr. Young started working in 1944 in the track gang. He said his favorite locomotive was the J. He watches and waves at passengers with his 1968 Chevy Impala present.
From high atop the Christiansburg Grade, Norfolk & Western 611 grinds through what used to be "Little Tunnel" just east of Shawsville as it brings the morning Pocahontas run toward Walto... (more)