Norfolk and Western 611 works hard to pull the westbound Pelican up the Christiansburg Mountain as crouds gather here in Shawsville to shoot it as it heads toward the wye at Walton (Radford).
After running East to Lynchburg and making the flip on the wye for the return trip, Train 957 heads back for Roanoke to change passengers and continue west to Walton. The 1950 Roanoke built J clas... (more)
On a crystal clear May morning, the Powhatan Arrow excursion to Lynchburg behind the N&W 611 rolls under the untouched cantilever at Webster. Unfortunately, the antiuqe signals are not long... (more)
"The Powhatan Arrow" has returned from Lynchburg and zigzags across the mains in order to back down to the O. Winston Link Museum on the Roanoke District. The newer track configuration ... (more)
The sun peeks through the clouds behind me as The J, N&W 611, leads 958 through Bedford, Virginia, passing an intermodal bound for Roanoke.
A close up view of the Fireman's side No. 3 crank pin roller bearing on N&W J Class locomotive 611.
Hustling down the grade from the Blue Ridge, the Lynchburg bound Powhatan Arrow led by N&W 611 blasts through Montvale, VA on it's eastbound trek on Sunday, May 8th, 2016 in a scene directly out o... (more)
Let there be Sun!
On the morning of the first day, May 7th, 2016, in Webster, VA, there was steam. And, behold, I saw what Roanoke had made, and it was very good. Norfolk & Western's J-... (more)
OVER/UNDER FEATURING THE "QUEEN OF STEAM"!
A few lucky photographers got the opportunity to catch a very special moment while photographing the N&W 611. While waiting for the &... (more)
A Blast from the Past
Norfolk & Western's venerable J-class No. 611 leads "the Pelican" through Wabun, VA on native rails ducking the still active ROW of the former Virginian on... (more)
The Norfolk & Western Class J 4-8-4 #611 winds its way up Christiansburg Grade as a westbound intermodal train heads toward Radford, Virginia.
N&W 611 and 620 pose together beside the former Southern Railway roundhouse at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer NC
The awesome Class A at Attica Junction, banging across the old B&O diamond, where PRR J1 2-10-4s once trod. The train is headed from Bellevue to the Ohio State Fair in Columbus via the old PRR Sa... (more)