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Fire Up 611
A collection of photos from 611 photography events held in October of 2019 at the Strasburg Railroad, and in May of 2015 at the North Carolina Transportation Museum.
Photo Album By: Kevin Madore
 
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Photo ID: 750256

A sunrise eclipse. A warm glow surrounds Norfolk & Western J-Class Locomotive #611 as she eclipses the rising sun on Pennsylvania's Strasburg Rail Road, with a freight consist, to kick off ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: October 05, 2019


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Added: Oct 07, 2020

People's Choice 1

Views: 4,989
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Photo ID: 749676

"Black smoke is wasteful." There's a placard on the front wall of the coal fence on the tender of 611 that proclaims black smoke as wasteful. That sign is large enough and positi... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Ronks, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: October 05, 2019


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Oct 01, 2020

Views: 2,084
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 749505

On her way to "Pumpkinville." A farmer's daughter, taking her family's tractor back to the barn, exchanges waves with the fireman on Norfolk & Western's J-Class Locomotive #611 as it flies ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: October 05, 2019


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Sep 29, 2020

Views: 3,196
Comments: 1

Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 749062

Out standing in his field..... What do you call a man who is out standing in his field? Why, you call him a FARMER, of course! Here, an Amish farmer has come down to the tracks to inves... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: October 05, 2019


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Sep 24, 2020

Views: 2,583
Comments: 2

Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 748970

3-Way Meet at Leaman Place. Who doesn't love a 3-way?.....train meet, that is. :) With a little careful planning on the part of Charter Lead Pete Lerro, and some stellar weather, we were ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: October 05, 2019


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Sep 23, 2020

Views: 2,102
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Favorited: 18


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Photo ID: 748776

Sunrise in old Virginia. One of the better places in the entire US to photograph steam locomotives right at sunrise is Pennsylvania's Strasburg Rail Road, and the perfect spot is here, in t... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: October 05, 2019


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Sep 21, 2020

People's Choice 1

Views: 4,014
Comments: 6

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Photo ID: 748361

An unlikely combination....just because we could. Although there were some M-Class survivors still serving the Norfolk & Western when the J-Class locomotives were operating, I'm not aware o... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-0
Location: Cherry Hill, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NW 382
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: October 06, 2019


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Added: Sep 17, 2020

Views: 1,950
Comments: 2

Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 748282

Westbound at Groff's. With her big sister the 611 holding the siding at Groff's Grove, N&W 475 (lettered as 382) begins to accelerate her mixed train westward toward the crossing at Cherry ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-0
Location: Cherry Hill, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NW 382
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: October 06, 2019


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Added: Sep 17, 2020

Views: 1,265
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 748189

Side-by-side at Groff's. The weather looks a bit threatening as N&W Locomotives M-Class #475 (lettered as 382) and J-Class #611 pose for portraits on the long siding at Groff's Picnic Grove... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-0
Location: Cherry Hill, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NW 382
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: October 06, 2019


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Sep 15, 2020

Views: 2,229
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Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 748118

Highball at Carpenters. With leaves and other tree debris still flying off of her, Norfolk & Western Locomotive #611 emerges from the tree tunnel just east of Carpenters, making track speed... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: October 06, 2019


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Sep 15, 2020

Views: 1,552
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Favorited: 15


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Photo ID: 748014

Norfolk & Western Steam: The final years. Norfolk & Western J-Class Northern #611 runs through the Fairview section of the Strasburg Railroad, hauling a vintage freight reminiscent of what ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: October 06, 2019


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Sep 13, 2020

Views: 2,181
Comments: 1

Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 539279

Fire Up 611's Cheri George. If you enjoyed seeing the beautiful Norfolk & Western J-Class #611 out on the high iron this summer, here's one of the people you can thank. Cheri George, a Geo... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Spencer, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: None
Photo Date: May 28, 2015


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Jul 20, 2015

Views: 10,795
Comments: 3

Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 538687

Bedtime for 611. The photo shoot is over, the actors are gone and the photographers are already headed for the parking lot. The crew from Fire-up 611 moves in to secure the engine for the ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Spencer, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: None
Photo Date: May 28, 2015


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Added: Jul 16, 2015

Views: 8,773
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Favorited: 29
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Photo ID: 538551

Living on borrowed time.... With her days of service numbered, a Norfolk & Western J-Class Steam Locomotive is in the care of the night hostlers as a leased diesel-electric cab unit approac... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Spencer, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: None
Photo Date: May 28, 2015


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Jul 15, 2015

Views: 4,467
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 538430

Southbound Powhatan Arrow. Reaching the south end of the yard, the Conductor calls the "highball" and the nearly 400-ton J-Class begins to accelerate her "Powhatan Arrow"... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Spencer, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: May 28, 2015


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Jul 14, 2015

Views: 2,647
Comments: 0

Favorited: 8
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