Winter wonderland on the Strasburg Rail Road
Heavy rail holds up the weight of two Norfolk & Western iron horses as #611 and #475 simmer away awaiting the next highball to continue their journey west...
"The Big Two": For the first time in at least 60 years an Norfolk & Western J Class locomotive sits side by side with a Norfolk & Western M Class. Although not considered to be classed a... (more)
Comparing Roanoke's 1950-built J-Class 611 to Baldwin's 1906-built M-Class 475, in a scene created at the SRC/VMT/Lerro sunset photo session
Nearing the end of its day of ferrying excursions from Strasburg to Paradise and back, the Norfolk & Western 611 approaches Groff's Grove on its way back to Strasburg. The striking afternoon sun h... (more)
While 611 got the majority of the attention, Norfolk & Western 475 was also hauling excursions along the Strasburg Railroad. The 475 did the lions share of the work, hauling 2 excursions in betwee... (more)
The rolling hills of Eastern Pennsylvania shine their best in the afternoon light, giving off hues of green and yellow. The natural beauty is enhanced with the presence of the beautiful Norfolk & ... (more)
N&W Class J No. 611 at Groff's, gingerly testing the siding as it heads to Strasburg with its water car, tool car, and the Strasburg's Mogul No. 89 tacked on the hind end.
"Just another day on the job": Engineer Aaron Sholley is guiding N&W #475 and the 11:30 am train into the siding at Groff's Grove as Fireman and Engineman Dave Lotfi on GW #90 monitors t... (more)
"Brothers": Engineer Aaron Sholley, in the right hand seat of N&W M Class #475, gives a friendly wave and "high-five" to his fellow Engineman Dave Lotfi. To the workers at the ... (more)
N&W #475 approaches the siding at Groff's Grove as GW #90 awaits the highball for the final westbound leg of her journey.
"Along the Blacksburg Branch": Amidst a classic farm scene N&W #475 eases her way into Groff's Grove outside of Paradise, Pennsylvania. The Strasburg Rail Road is likely one of the most ... (more)
"Two Train Service": Engineer Aaron Sholley guides N&W #475 and the 10:30 am train into the siding at Groff's Grove as Great Western decapod #90 builds steam in preparation for her assau... (more)
"Blast off!": Fireman Paul Deevy keeps watch on the crossing at Groff's Grove as N&W #475 makes haste for East Strasburg station on her return trip with the 11:30 am train.
SRC #475 busts out of Groff's Grove shooting a magnificent plume of smoke and steam into the atmosphere as she quickly brings the 11:30 am train up to speed for the return trip back to East Strasb... (more)