Two generations of motive power meet on 611's final weekend at NCTM for awhile. The two locomotives are having a 'whistle off'.
Preparing for the photo runby on the return trip from Macon to Atlanta
N&W Class J 611 on a ferry move from the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer NC back home to the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke VA
Shortly after 7 a.m in the small city of Thomasville, North Carolina, the early Monday morning quietness is briefly disturbed as N&W 611 thunders through, heading home for Roanoke. The J traveled ... (more)
The ferry move of the Class J 611 rolls West through Villamont, passing between the N&W era CPL signals, closing in on Roanoke. Due to track work, the deadhead took the scenic route across the for... (more)
Shortly after the transitioning from night to day, the NS 958 ferry move with N&W 611 rolls across the Yadkin river in Spencer, NC bound for Roanoke.
A nasty storm is moving in from the South as 611 pushes forward for another caboose hop at the NCTM
In a rare "over/under" the N&W 611 begins it's charge up the Christiansburg Grade, passing under the Ex-Virginian Whitethorn District, which is occuped by a coal train, carrying black di... (more)
NW 611 is pulling the NCTM's passenger trains and I got it here at the Barber station. It looks really good by the old station. And a thanks to everyone at NCTM for making this happen.
The "Roanoker" returns eastbound across the high trestle at Kate's Creek with the Greensboro bound excursion in tow.
N&W J Class 4-8-4 611 heading back to Roanoke under the coaling tower at Vicker, VA
Greeted by the Masses
The 611 had quite a following during the 4th of July weekend trips. The classy steam engine is working past crowds which have gathered on both sides of th... (more)
Two icons of a by-gone era pass each other as the N&W J Class 611 passes one of the last N&W CPL Signals on the Blue Ridge District at Villamont, VA