Surrounded by the lush greens of spring leaves, Norfolk and Western Class J #611 is working upgrade at the classic coaling tower in Vicker, Va. with the eastbound 'Pelican.'
Norfolk & Western J-Class No. 611 works upgrade near Old Fort, N.C., as it prepares its upward climb into the Old Fort loops on the old Southern Railway mainline. The public excursion is en route ... (more)
N&W 611 passes through CPL style signals at Blue Ridge.
"The Powhatan Arrow" makes quite a scene on the second day of excursions. A small band of showers was passing by at the moment.
The Powhatan Arrow is making its way back to Roanoke passing under the N&W CPLs at Webster after making the trip to Lynchburg. The signal's are living there final days as the newer PTC signals are... (more)
N&W 611 passes through a piece of horse country in the mountains of Virginia.
The 1218 and its tool car are turning on the Bellevue wye, getting ready for an excursion to the Ohio State Fair in Columbus.
The westbound Powhatan Arrow arrives back in Roanoke as it shoves its train back toward the passenger area as it passes the former Norfolk and Western office building in downtown Roanoke
The eastbound Powhatan Arrow climbs the Blue Ridge Mountains as it splits the former NW CPL signals at Blue Ridge
After a brief passing shower the light started to break through the clouds at Shawsville just in time for the the "Pelican" to pass the large farm just outside the center of town. The 1950 Roanoke... (more)
Almost to the top of Christiansburg Hill, N&W No. 611 blasts out of Montgomery Tunnel. Alas, the color position light signals that once stood at the west portal have been gone for almost a year.
N&W J class #611 begins her assault on the Blue Ridge Mountains as she leads The Powhatan Arrow eastbound through Vinton, VA.
Norfolk and Western J Class 611 leads the Powhatan Arrow westward towards Roanoke over the Blue Ridge Mountains at Villamont on Sunday, May 8th, 2016.