With the steam era “Lubritorium” service building in the background, N&W 611 simmers in the rain in Bluefield yard. Four months later many steam fans would shed a tear as Norfolk Southern anno... (more)
The Big J heads west. With just seconds of daylight left, Norfolk & Western J-Class Northern #611 charges west through the Fairview section of Pennsylvania's Strasburg Rail Road, headed for... (more)
Frosty, pre-dawn departure. The Norfolk & Western Railway's colorful J-Class Northern #611 waits with her passenger train in the yard at East Strasburg, PA, as her crew performs brake tests... (more)
Barreling through Ohio farmland. Norfolk & Western J-Class Northern #611 looks right at home barreling across open farmland, hauling a 5-car express passenger train on a sunny November afte... (more)
Crossing the Pumpkinville Pike. Here's a mid-morning view of Norfolk & Western J-Class Northern #611 as she hauls a matched string of wooden coaches over the famous bridge spanning the &quo... (more)
Fifties classics cross paths. In what could be a scene out of the mid-1950s on one of the Norfolk & Western's Ohio routes, the J-Class Northern #611 charges through a rural crossing as the ... (more)
Executing a "hard start". On most railroad photo shoots, run-bys are initiated out of sight of the photo line from around a curve or behind a stand of trees. This serves two purp... (more)
The "Spirit of Roanoke" rides again. Norfolk & Western J-Class #611, "The Spirit of Roanoke" hauls a short passenger special westbound on Pennsylvania's Strasburg Rail R... (more)
Rise and shine 611. Just moments after sunrise, Norfolk & Western J-Class Northern #611 makes a spirited charge across the Amish Farmland along Pennsylvania's Strasburg Rail Road, hauling a... (more)
The next generation of railfan records the run around move of 611 operating on the Strasburg Railroad's passenger trains.
The sun is setting on another long day of Lerro Photo Charter runbys. 611 is backing her train into the passing siding so #90 can bring her passenger train into the station. Thomas the Tank Engine... (more)
Norfolk & Western "Queen of Steam", J-Class steam locomotive #611 charging on the Strasburg Rail Road in Pennsylvania.
Norfolk & Western "Queen of Steam", J-Class steam locomotive #611 putting on a great show on an early late fall morning. Photo event led by Pete Lerro on the Strasburg Rail Road in Penns... (more)
Sunset crossing. The setting sun begins setting fire to Norfolk & Western's big J-Class #611 as she takes her passenger train westbound, past a motorist waiting at the crossing at Verdant V... (more)
By the dawn's early light. Just moments after sunrise, Norfolk & Western 611, the sole survivor of the famous J-Class, makes a westbound run through the Fairview section of the Strasburg Ra... (more)