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NS 21st Century Steam in the South
Mainline steam trips were absent from the Southeast US from 1994 until 2011, when Norfolk Southern began allowing limited steam excursion operations. Here are trips and events I've covered associated with the '21st Century Steam' program.
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Photo ID: 613689

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)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Harrisburg, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 957
Photo Date: April 09, 2017


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Added: Apr 18, 2017

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Photo ID: 613680

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)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Whittles, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 957
Photo Date: April 08, 2017


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Added: Apr 18, 2017

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Photo ID: 537585

Leading an excursion back to Roanoke from Lynchburg, the J gets a running start for the climb over Blue Ridge grade ahead.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Montvale, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 958
Photo Date: July 05, 2015


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Added: Jul 07, 2015

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Photo ID: 537558

The 611 splits the intermediate signals at Montvale as it leads an NS '21st Century Steam' excursion from Roanoke to Lynchburg.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Montvale, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 958
Photo Date: July 04, 2015


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Added: Jul 07, 2015

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Photo ID: 537525

The rear of NS train 188 just barely clears on the near track as the 611 passes with an excursion returning to Roanoke from Lynchburg.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 958
Photo Date: July 04, 2015


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Added: Jul 07, 2015

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Photo ID: 485112

Southern 630 blasts into Spring City with an excursion from Chattanooga to Oneida, TN. This trip was run to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Southern 4501’s journey on the same route as it was ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Spring City, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: TVRM 630
Train ID: NS 956
Photo Date: June 07, 2014


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Added: Jun 09, 2014

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Photo ID: 484930

Southern 630 charges northward with an excursion from Chattanooga to Oneida, TN. This trip was run to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Southern 4501’s journey on the same route as it was being ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Bakewell, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: TVRM 630
Train ID: NS 956
Photo Date: June 07, 2014


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Added: Jun 08, 2014

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Photo ID: 459166

Northbound "21st Century Steam" excursion from Chattanooga to Oneida, TN.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Roddy, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: TVRM 630
Train ID: NS 060
Photo Date: November 10, 2013


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Added: Nov 18, 2013

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Photo ID: 458706

Northbound "21st Century Steam" excursion from Chattanooga to Oneida, TN.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Evensville, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: TVRM 630
Train ID: NS 060
Photo Date: November 10, 2013


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Added: Nov 14, 2013

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Photo ID: 451515

NS and TVRM partnered up for a weekend of “Steel City Rail Adventure” excursions out of Birmingham, AL. This trip ran to Wilton via the AGS South and 3B North Districts.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Morgan, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: TVRM 630
Train ID: NS 953
Photo Date: September 15, 2013


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Added: Sep 16, 2013

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Photo ID: 451438

The 630 blasts under the abandoned ex-ACL trestle in downtown Bessemer as it leads a “21st Century Steam” excursion between Birmingham and Wilton, AL.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Bessemer, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: TVRM 630
Train ID: NS 953
Photo Date: September 14, 2013


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Added: Sep 15, 2013

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Photo ID: 450990

Southern 630 leads an excursion train deadhead move south for a weekend of NS/TVRM “Steel City Rail Adventure” trips out of Birmingham, AL.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Valley Head, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: TVRM 630
Train ID: NS 957
Photo Date: September 12, 2013


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Added: Sep 12, 2013

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Photo ID: 432630

For the first time during this spring's "21st Century Steam" tour, 630 takes to the mainline without diesel assistance during three roundtrip excursions between Spencer and Barber, NC.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Barber, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: TVRM 630
Train ID: NS 060
Photo Date: April 13, 2013


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Added: Apr 17, 2013

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Photo ID: 432577

For the first time during this spring's "21st Century Steam" tour, 630 takes to the mainline without diesel assistance during three roundtrip excursions between Spencer and Barber, NC.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Barber, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: TVRM 630
Train ID: NS 060
Photo Date: April 13, 2013


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Added: Apr 16, 2013

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Photo ID: 427196

Black locomotives and white steam pop against the landscape of a grey winter's day as the 630 leads an excursion to Attalla along the foot of Lookout Mountain.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Valley Head, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: TVRM 630
Train ID: NS 957
Photo Date: March 02, 2013


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Added: Mar 03, 2013

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