After dropping off the passengers and turning the wye at Campbell Avenue, the N&W 611 leads 958 West out of the wye and back into the yard to tie their train down before the next days excursions. ... (more)
Opening day on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic.
Milwaukee Road 261 heads WB through Delano on its way to North Dakota for the Red River Valley and Western 30th anniversary.
67 years to the day she was born, N&W 611 does what she was meant to do, climb the steep grades of the Blue Ridge Mountains. As she charges up Christiansburg Grade through the village of Shawsvill... (more)
Where rod engines fear to tread. Cass Shay #5 crests the hill at the Lower Switchback and will shortly take on the 6.3% uphill grade that you see on the right....in reverse....as she works ... (more)
Flying J and Blue Ridge, VA.
In a scene that could be straight out of 1955, 611 leads its consist back to Roanoke on the rare morning run to Walton.
One of only two N&W Y class Mallets remaining. Y6a #2156 is on a 5 year loan to Virginia Museum of Transportation from the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis. The other Y class is; Y3 #2050 at ... (more)
Durbin to Cass by rail. Cass Shay #5 runs southbound toward Cass on the old C&O Durbin Branch, with a set of empty log flats. Can you really go from Durbin to Cass by rail? Well, not jus... (more)
The 1702 splices the produce fields of Shelton Farm near Whittier, NC, as it leads a westbound Tuckasegee River excursion from Dillsboro to Bryson City.
N&W 611 simmers the night before 6 half-day excursions out of Roanoke on Memorial Day Weekend, 2017
The calm before the storm. Late Friday night found a freshly washed N&W 611 with a skeleton night crew tending the banked fire overnight. The next three days would be a powerhouse weekend with the... (more)
From high atop the Christiansburg Grade, Norfolk & Western 611 grinds through what used to be "Little Tunnel" just east of Shawsville as it brings the morning Pocahontas run toward Walto... (more)