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The Big Three of Steam
A, J, and Y - need I say more?
Photo Album By: Nathan Richters
 
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Photo ID: 577131

Returning to Roanoke with the third and final Radford excursion of 2015, I caught this pan shot of 611 across a field.

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


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By: Nick Hovey

Added: May 20, 2016

Views: 3,336
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Photo ID: 577128

Pounding up the grade she was designed and built to conquer, the Spirit of Roanoke leads the Powhatan Arrow eastbound, approaching Blue Ridge Summit.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Blue Ridge Springs, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 957
Photo Date: July 05, 2015


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By: Nick Hovey

Added: May 20, 2016

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Photo ID: 577113

The Norfolk & Western Class J 611 put on one heck of a show as she splits the classic N&W Blue Ridge CPLs just east of Roanoke leading the Powhatan Arrow toward Lynchburg.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 956
Photo Date: May 07, 2016


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By: Brett Miller

Added: May 19, 2016

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Photo ID: 577100

Second day of excursions finds the famous 611 emerging from the less-crowded Montgomery tunnel area. Full reversal with the skies today, and the drier railhead allowed them to move a bit faster, ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Montgomery, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: N&W 611
Train ID: NS #957
Photo Date: May, 2016


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By: Kevin Andrusia

Added: May 19, 2016

Views: 1,359
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Favorited: 3
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Photo ID: 577087

A most unlikely doubleheader- the NKP 2-8-2 587 and NW 2-6-6-4 1218, as seen from standing atop the Southern Loops. The train is headed from Salisbury to Asheville, NC during the 1989 National Ra... (more)

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Old Fort, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 587
Train ID: NRHS Special
Photo Date: July, 1989


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By: Bob Kise

Added: May 19, 2016

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Photo ID: 577079

"Steam Show at the Tunnel"

N&W 611 is seen leading the Pelican westbound out of the Montgomery Tunnel during the trip to Radford.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Christiansburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 957
Photo Date: May 07, 2016


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By: John McCloskey Jr.

Added: May 19, 2016

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Photo ID: 576971

The Norfolk & Western J Class passes the 1930's era mill in Elliston, VA as cloud cover begins to hide the sun during it's Radford bound trip.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Elliston , Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 957
Photo Date: May 08, 2016


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By: Will Jordan

Added: May 18, 2016

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Photo ID: 576939

NS 956 with N&W 611 on point rolls through Bonsack bound for Lynchburg

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Bonsack, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 956
Photo Date: May 07, 2016


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By: Hunter Lohse

Added: May 18, 2016

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Photo ID: 576935

The 1218 is northbound on the Shenandoah Valley Line on a circle trip from Roanoke to Balcony Falls on the C&O, down the James River Line to Lynchburg, and back to Roanoke over Blue Ridge. Moment... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Troutville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Passenger Extra
Photo Date: September 22, 1990


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By: Bob Kise

Added: May 18, 2016

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Photo ID: 576904

NS 957 with N&W 611 on point crosses the Roanoke River at Glenvar bound for Radford, VA

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Glenvar, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 957
Photo Date: May 07, 2016


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By: Hunter Lohse

Added: May 17, 2016

Views: 1,354
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Photo ID: 576903

611 just outside of Montvale on NS 956

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Montvale, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 956
Photo Date: May 07, 2016


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By: Hunter Lohse

Added: May 17, 2016

Views: 1,012
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Photo ID: 576902

Thunder on Blue Ridge: N&W Class J 611 climbs the Blue Ridge Mountains at the grade's namesake CPL signals with The Powhatan Arrow in tow.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 958
Photo Date: May 08, 2016


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By: Chip Allen

Added: May 17, 2016

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Photo ID: 576879

While passengers and onlookers take in the hometown steam locomotive, freight continues to move through downtown Roanoke. Intermodal 201 gets ahead of the excursion as The Pelican boards fo... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 956
Photo Date: May 08, 2016


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By: Jordan Hood

Added: May 17, 2016

Views: 2,158
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Photo ID: 576872

N&W 611 storms Eastbound around a curve near Bonsack, along old US 460. She's making a good run on the Blue Ridge Grade this morning, and the air is just cool enough to keep the steam condensing a... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Bonsack, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 957
Photo Date: May 07, 2016


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By: Rob LeGrand Furney Jr.

Added: May 17, 2016

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Photo ID: 576869

The Norfolk & Western Class J 4-8-4 #611 makes a grand exit from the NS Montgomery Tunnel on the Christiansburg District with the pink Mother's Day flags flying on the westbound trip to Walton, Vi... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Montgomery, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 957-08
Photo Date: May 08, 2016


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By: Kevin Burkholder

Added: May 17, 2016

Views: 2,101
Comments: 0

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