N&W J Class 4-8-4 611 breaking the silence on a clear Memorial Day Monday morning on it's way to Radford
After turning its train on the wye at Walton, Norfolk & Western 611 charges upgrade under the coaling tower at Vicker, Virginia with the morning excursion in tow bound for Roanoke.
N&W 611 climbs Christiansburg Grade once again, passing through the former site of "Little Tunnel" which was daylighted around 1989.
Having just turned the wye at Walton, NS 958 with N&W 611 accelerates East back towards Roanoke.
The quiet, calmness of morning is briefly disrupted as N&W's Class J No. 611 works her way east down Christiansburg Mountain, as seen from atop the Shawsville Cut. This location used to be the sit... (more)
The J storms eastbound under the coaling tower at Vicker on its morning return trip to Roanoke from Walton.
Westbound Intermodal/Autorack train 29G rolls through Christiansburg with the Reading Heritage Unit on point.
With the sound of dynamic brakes filling the air, 18M rolls downgrade out of Bluefield passing Ada.
Westbound hopper train 817 rolls out of the twin tunnels at Montgomery, headed Westbound towards Bristol.
N&W J Class 4-8-4 611 near Elliston, VA
N&W J Class 4-8-4 611 passing a house with a neat old tractor near Elliston, VA
Looking Back At 2016
When it comes to trains, it's hard to beat the "Queen of Steam". Here we have jumped back to the month of May when the 611 made her excursion runs on the mainline. In this ... (more)
Running on home rails, N&W 611 is almost home as she blasts through Wabun, VA with a Roanoke to Walton R/T.
NS 776 rounds the curve approaching Lurich on a moonlit and very cold night.
The Pelican with N&W J Class 611 at the front passes the former Norfolk and Western Railroad Coaling tower site at Vicker just west of Christiansburg, VA on Saturday May 7th, 2016.