The 1218 is climbing the Blue Ridge grade after its first weekend of public excursions in 1987.
N&W J Class 4-8-4 611 navigating the S-Curve at Bonsack, VA
Norfolk & Western 611 brings the westbound Powhatan Arrow through Bonsack as it hits the homestretch back to Roanoke after a round trip to Lynchburg
On the first trip of the weekend the infamous 611 heads through Bonsack bound for Lynchburg.
N&W J Class 4-8-4 611 heading back to Roanoke near Bonsack, VA
NS 956 with N&W 611 on point rolls through Bonsack bound for Lynchburg
N&W 611 storms Eastbound around a curve near Bonsack, along old US 460. She's making a good run on the Blue Ridge Grade this morning, and the air is just cool enough to keep the steam condensing a... (more)
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.
Almost home, 611 drifts through an S-curve and crosses Glade Creek.
N&W 611 accelerates out of the Roanoke area toward Lynchburg, VA with the morning trip. This was my first time seeing the 611 under steam and she made a mighty fine impression.