A westbound excursion behind N&W 611 roars by the old country store at Crockett, Va en route to Bristol. The 14 N&W class J engines were regulars on this route, covering such runs as the Pelican, ... (more)
Unless you were more intrepid than most this was about the first place to get a westbound excursion after it left Radford. A damp, cool spring morning always made for some good smoke and steam ac... (more)
The 1987 NRHS Convention was held in Roanoke, Virginia. The schedule included an excursion trip from Roanoke to Radford on August 1, 1987. This trip featured N&W 1218 with a coal train and N&W 611... (more)
If not my favorite image of N&W 611, this is one of my best memories of witnessing this grand machine in action. And, it was pure serendipity. A group of us had decided to railfan the “Pokey” arou... (more)
Northbound excursion behind N&W Class J #611 at Spring City, TN || October 1984
N&W 611 is eastbound on the old Bristol Line with a r/t to Radford (Walton). The train would be close to the actual schedule of No. 46, the eastbound Tennessean---so this could easily be 1957 or e... (more)
NW 611 heading back to Roanoke with an employee special in December 1982.
NW 1218 and 611 running side by side westbound through Christiansburg, VA as seen from the US 460 Business bridge. These activities were a part of the 1987 NRHS convention held in Roanoke.
Now this is a "Steam Special"
All I knew back then was to point and shoot. Taken well before I took any notes, so the location eludes me.
My dad get's the credit for setting the exposure, which I still think was dead-on. We got soaked in the rain for this one.
The 611 hammers westbound on the Bristol Line past an old run down country store at Crockett. This could easily be the westbound Tennessean, train 45, if this were 1957.
The 'J' bursts through Montomery tunnels with a westbound excursion from Roanoke on a damp morning. I should have shot a second or two earlier to hide the diesel.
The "J" leading a westbound excursion train into Bluefield