What a show! Battling the rain and Christiansburg grade, westbound 1218 claws her way onward and upward.
N&W 611 making a spectacular exit westbound from Montgomery Tunnel, surely worth the long wait to secure a good spot at this tight location. She works upgrade here, making big smoke, perhaps aided... (more)
N&W J Class 4-8-4 611 rounding a curve in front of a farm house near Gretna, VA
With a volcanic smoke plume, N&W 611 pounds through Harrisburg, leading the northbound return portion of a round trip excursion between Spencer and Charlotte, NC. No diesel assist on today’s relat... (more)
N&W 611 rolls down the former Southern Railway mainline, leading the southbound return portion of an excursion between Spencer, NC and Lynchburg, VA. Behind the auxiliary water car, NS SD40-2 6110... (more)
Charging up the Blue Ridge Grade, NW 611 is working hard with the fully loaded "Powhatan Arrow" bound for Lynchburg and return to Roanoke. The CPL signals in this image are original NW s... (more)
1218 sails across the trestle at Altavista on her way north to Lynchburg.
1218 is eastbound at Pearisburg, VA in route from Bluefield to Roanoke with a coal train.
N&W Class J 4-8-4 611 stretches its legs on the 1:30pm museum train at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer NC
N&W Class J 4-8-4 611 stretches its legs on the 11:30am museum train at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer NC
611 simmers at the Shaffers Crossing Roundhouse.
N&W 611 puts on quite a show as it works through the countryside near Markham, VA on June 4, 2016.
1218 has just exited the 213 ft long Point Tunnel. This is the first of many tunnels she will pass through as she climbs the famous Southern Loops to Asheville, NC.
N&W #611 rumbles through the town of Christiansburg, VA passing the N&W depot originally built by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad in 1868. Just behind that station, out of view, survives a 1906... (more)
Nickel Plate 587 and N&W 611 are rolling east through Vicker, VA. Next stop Roanoke.