N&W 611 gets under way crossing the Yadkin River to kick off its journey to Roanoke.
Norfolk Southern OCS symbol 957-30, led by the Norfolk & Western Class J 4-8-4 #611, rolls the 20-car high-priority train northbound through Greensboro, North Carolina station on the way to the ho... (more)
Rods down...check ;-) Operating as Norfolk Southern OCS symbol 957-30, the Norfolk & Western Class J 4-8-4 #611 leads the 20-car high-priority train northbound through Greensboro, North Carolina ... (more)
Operating as Norfolk Southern OCS symbol 957-30, the Norfolk & Western Class J 4-8-4 #611 begins its high-priority trek from Spencer, North Carolina to the homecoming celebration in Roanoke, Virgi... (more)
The Queen of Steam makes its maiden run after a second restoration seen passing through the single track just north of Lexington, North Carolina on the old Southern mainline on its trip back to th... (more)
With rods down and a clean stack, N&W 611 glides over the Roanoke River trestle on a gorgeous May afternoon.
Making the maiden trip back to Roanoke following a second restoration, N&W 611 takes its train under the Southern Railway era signal bridge at Pennrington just north of Reidsville. Like every loca... (more)
The NS 195 waits for the NS 957 with the NW611 to pass around at the Pelham ex Southern signal bridge.
The 957 steam special, with the return of Norfolk & Western Class J 611 to action, rolls through Rudd on the return trip to Roanoke.
On a perfect afternoon, NS 957 races through Gretna Virginia with the beautifully restored 611 in charge on her maiden voyage back to her home in Roanoke Virginia.
The J crosses over the Roanoke River on the Southern's Piedmont Division mainline as it leads its first excursion of the millennium to Roanoke. Before getting off of this bridge, the train will cr... (more)
N&W 611 ducks under the Southern Railway Brosnan-era boxcar beam signal bridge at Pennrington at the north end of Reidsville, NC.
Running north across the former Southern Trestle in AltaVista, N&W 611 works toward a stop in Lynchburg before returning home under her own power for the first time in over 20 years.
Banking in to a curve and under the Lucky Stripe Stack, N&W J Class 4-8-4 611 runs north on the Danville District to Lynchburg in morning light.
Railfans greet the N&W Class J 611 on her return voyage to Roanoke.