Markham was a popular shot among railfans for the 611 trips this past weekend, offering a nice sweeping curve and a S-curve right off of I-66. For the Sunday morning trip I got myself to Markham ... (more)
The N&W 611 leads 958 through the "Woods" interlock near Front Royal.
Eastbound with the "American" in tow.
611 roars past the small station in Montpelier, VA on a ferry move to Manassas for excursions for the weekend.
N&W 611 rolls through the S curve at the east end of Linden.
NS 958 Norfolk & Western 611 comes around the curve and climbs the grade into Broad Run as it makes it's way back to Manassas.
Heading for Lynchburg
NW 611 Leans into the curve as it passes a piece of Herzog work equipment sitting on the siding at Marshall VA
On what might be the last 611 excursion for quite some time to come, the might J-Class puts on a show as she pulls the Linden Grade! With a mighty 20 car train in tow, and after a near stall just ... (more)
The 611 eastbound crossing over the bridge in Applewood still labelled for the Southern. While we waited for the train, the property owner came by and placed a flag on his mailbox; reason unknown ... (more)
Cruising through Belvoir on their way back to Manassas is NS 958, the steam special from Front Royal.
The big spectacle of the Manassas trips was the Linden grade, where 611 was on its hands and knees crawling up the hill - almost stalling when the rails were wet on Sunday trips! Here, on June 4t... (more)
The N&W 611 builds up speed as it leaves Front Royal for the journey back to Manassas, Virginia on its morning excursion.
Climbing the grade at Linden and almost at the top, NS 958 Norfolk & Western 611 chugs along through the country side of the Virginia.
NW 611 hustles eastbound through rural Markham with some spectators gathered around the crossing.