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The Big Three of Steam
A, J, and Y - need I say more?
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Photo ID: 576187

Rolling through an S-curve, N&W No. 611 has just crested the westbound grade at Blue Ridge and begins the descent into Roanoke.

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


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By: Steve Barry / www.railroadphotographer.com

Added: May 11, 2016

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Photo ID: 576186

Norfolk & Western Class J No. 611 rolls past the ex-N&W color position lights as it heads east on home rails from Roanoke to Lynchburg.

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


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By: Steve Barry / www.railroadphotographer.com

Added: May 11, 2016

Views: 1,296
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Photo ID: 576164

Norfolk & Western J Class No.611 leaves Christiansburg mountain behind as the pass through Wabun Virginia on the trip back to Roanoke.

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


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By: Tyler Hardin

Added: May 11, 2016

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Photo ID: 576163

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)

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 11, 2016

Views: 1,216
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 576160

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Walton, VA, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 611
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 07, 2016


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By: Tishia R. Boggs

Added: May 11, 2016

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Photo ID: 576139

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)

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


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By: Will Jordan

Added: May 11, 2016

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Photo ID: 576136

"Class J in Bedford"

N&W 611 is seen leading the Powhatan Arrow east thru Bedford on the way to Lynchburg where the train would be wyed to head back to Roanoke.

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


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By: John McCloskey Jr.

Added: May 11, 2016

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Photo ID: 576131

N&W 611 makes a spirited run up Christiansburg Mountain at Shawsville, VA with The Pelican in tow.

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


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By: Chip Allen

Added: May 11, 2016

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Photo ID: 576130

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)

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


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By: Doug Boudrow

Added: May 11, 2016

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Photo ID: 576129

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)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Webster, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 958
Photo Date: May 07, 2016


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By: Chip Allen

Added: May 11, 2016

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Photo ID: 576127

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)

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


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By: Doug Boudrow

Added: May 11, 2016

Views: 1,078
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Favorited: 1

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Photo ID: 576126

After climbing the Christiansburg Mountain, NW 611 rolls out of the tunnel portal and down the mountain as it rolls through Montgomerty

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


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By: Gage ODell

Added: May 11, 2016

Views: 1,143
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Photo ID: 576109

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


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By: Ryan Nicolay

Added: May 10, 2016

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Photo ID: 576098

Having just turned the wye at Walton, the 956 heads back towards Roanoke, passing under the old N&W era coaling tower at Vicker.

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


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By: Billy Hager

Added: May 10, 2016

Views: 1,432
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Photo ID: 576087

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

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


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By: Gage ODell

Added: May 10, 2016

Views: 893
Comments: 0

Favorited: 4
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