Looking like a new HO scale model right out of the box, recently painted N&W GP9 620, poses with restored freight cars for a night photo shoot at the North Carolina Transportation Museum. 620 was ... (more)
As the 1950 built N&W 4-8-4 #611 arrives into the NCTM after a deadhead move from Roanoke, 1958 built N&W GP9 #620 waits to pull north of the switch at Hatley and take the cars off of 611's consis... (more)
Ex N&W GP9 No. 620 rests beside the Barber, NC depot, waiting for another day to arrive for more passengers. 620 is one of only a few remaining locomotives that wore every paint scheme N&W ever ha... (more)
"It ain't prototype". Yeah, but it's pretty. This late model GP9 is great looking in passenger colors, which it did not wear in service. N&W as it should have been I like to think.
A Tuscan red Geep races along with a hot N&W passenger train...at 10MPH on the museum's short train ride.
During the evening photo shoot of the Norfolk Southern Family Portrait of heritage locomotives 2 of Norfolk & Western's family pose side by side beside locomotive 8103 painted up for the N&W
The Norfolk & Western passenger excursion makes it's way to the Old Yard.
Two old timers sit off to the side as the big Heritage show begins.
This NW locomotive leads a passenger train around NCTM for the annual Rail Days event that attracts over thousands of railfans, family, and friends.
"History at Rest" NW 620 takes a break after a long day of excursions.
It takes all this and more to keep the North Carolina Transportation Museum up and running.
The 620 is in charge of the caboose train at NCTM's Rail Days Festival.
First time I've gotten 620 out on the road short-hood forward, it's geared to run long hood forward.