N&W 611 stretches her legs while en route home to Roanoke, VA from Spencer, NC. She would steam into the Virginia Museum of Transportation later this day for a homecoming event and reunion with #... (more)
Sheer skill, power and might prevail over gravity and wet rail as 611 begins to climb back up to track speed after nearly stalling just a few hundred yards back on the unforgiving Christiansburg M... (more)
One of the coolest things about chasing 611 in it's hometown this weekend, was running into the folks who either worked on them, fired them, or just were out taking pictures of them back when they... (more)
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Norfolk and Western class J number 611 leads the eastbound "Pelican" excursion train downgrade at Shawsville, Virginia, returning to Roanoke with a full train of passengers on July 4, 20... (more)
With reverberating staccato, N&W 611 lifts her train up the Blue Ridge Grade at Villamont, between Lynchburg and Roanoke.
Roanoke's "Rock Star" locomotive, N&W 611, marches her train up Christiansburg Mountain, rounding the bend at Friendship Road, with views of the of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in ... (more)
N&W 611 pulls 21 passenger cars up the Christiansburg Grade through Shawsville, VA. This is one of many S-Curves along the route.
N&W 611 rockets through Bedford Va. in a blur.
J 611 glides downgrade through Shawsville, Virginia on her final return home to Roanoke to close a weekend of passenger excursions across home rails.
611 makes easy work of the grade out of Lynchburg on its way east to Petersburg.
Norfolk and Western class J number 611 leads train 957 through Jamestown, North Carolina on a deadhead move from Spencer to Roanoke. 611 was pulling 13 cars: the auxiliary water tender, two tool ... (more)
611 is starting her 2nd and last trip of the day. here we see her chugging up a bit of a grade towards Haymarket VA, there were a ton of fans at this crossing with us!
611 starts her first trip of 2 on this gorgeous morning.
N&W J 611 arrives to a good turn out of locals at 1:02 PM in Petersburg, Virginia