RailPictures.Net Photo: NW 611 Norfolk & Western Steam 4-8-4 at Roanoke, Virginia by Norfolk Southern Corp
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Norfolk & Western (more..)
Steam 4-8-4 (more..)
Shaffers Crossing (more..)
Roanoke, Virginia, USA (more..)
May 24, 2014
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NW 611 (more..)
Norfolk Southern Corp (more..)
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On May 24, 2014, Norfolk and Western class J #611 was moved from its Virginia Museum of Transportation display location to the Norfolk Southern locomotive service facility at Shaffers Crossing in Roanoke, Virginia. Prior to its move to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, a few minutes were taken to recreate an old N&W ad for the "J". When this photo was taken, only the Lionel class J model was operational, but a year later, the restoration is complete and 611 is once again ready to steam along the rails on its own without any kind of towing assistance. Admiring the scene of a 1/48 scale model "towing" the real J is Scott Lindsay (left), President of Steam Operations Corporation and Chief Mechanical Officer for 611's rebuild, and Robert Saxtan, Norfolk Southern's Senior General Foreman of Steam. Photo by Casey Thomason. For more information about Norfolk Southern, visit www.nscorp.com
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