Norfolk & Western J Class No.611 leaves Christiansburg mountain behind as the pass through Wabun Virginia on the trip back to Roanoke.
First day of "The Pelican" thru the tunnel was a mighty display thanks, perhaps, in part to the passing showers that arrived ahead of it. The following day's run was sunny, but looked n... (more)
A somewhat rare opportunity came to be in Webster as we chased in which we had no cars behind us. I immediately recognized this as perfect pacing conditions since we would not be hindering anyone ... (more)
"Class J in Bedford"
N&W 611 makes a spirited run up Christiansburg Mountain at Shawsville, VA with The Pelican in tow.
On the first trip of the weekend the "Powhatan Arrow" passes along Webster Road and under the Blue Ridge Parkway headed for Lynchburg. The J Class locomotive which was built in 1950 at the N&W Ro... (more)
After a late departure from Roanoke, the last J makes up time with The Powhatan Arrow in tow at Webster, VA. The Blue Ridge still had its N&W Color Position Light signals as of this trip, a... (more)
On the return trip to Roanoke from Lynchburg the "Powhatan Arrow" passes along Webster Road and under the Blue Ridge Parkway. The J Class locomotive which was built in 1950 at the N&W Ro... (more)
After climbing the Christiansburg Mountain, NW 611 rolls out of the tunnel portal and down the mountain as it rolls through Montgomerty
Having just turned the wye at Walton, the 956 heads back towards Roanoke, passing under the old N&W era coaling tower at Vicker.
The first trip of the day begins as NW 611 flies under the NW CPL cantilever signal at Webster as it charges up toward the Blue Ridge Mountains
Sporting pink flags in honor of Mother's Day, 611 thunders under the Blue Ridge Parkway in the small community of Bonsack, enroute to Lynchburg with the first trip of the day out of Roanoke.
Three young boys watch as N&W J class #611 leads The Pelican eastbound through Shawsville, VA. Sometimes the shot you didn't plan for turns out to be your favorite of the trip. That is cert... (more)