The 611 thunders up the Blue Ridge Grade eastbound towards Lynchburg, VA over Memorial Day weekend.
Memorial Day morning finds the N&W 611 heading east through Riverside with the return trip to Roanoke.
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.
The Eastbound "Pocahontas" passes under the coaling tower at Vicker on the way back to Roanoke.
After dropping off the passengers and turning the wye at Campbell Avenue, the N&W 611 leads 958 West out of the wye and back into the yard to tie their train down before the next days excursions. ... (more)
While most others grabbed shots from the mill or at the river, I wanted to include the mill in my shot. A drone flew close overhead, so he had the same idea. 611 blasts past several fans on its ... (more)
Mr. Young started working in 1944 in the track gang. He said his favorite locomotive was the J. He watches and waves at passengers with his 1968 Chevy Impala present.
From high atop the Christiansburg Grade, Norfolk & Western 611 grinds through what used to be "Little Tunnel" just east of Shawsville as it brings the morning Pocahontas run toward Walto... (more)
After wying the train in Lynchburg, Norfolk & Western 611 glides under the old bridge in Lowry as it heads back toward Roanoke on the first trip of the weekend
Norfolk & Western 611 returns to Roanoke with the first run of the Powhatan Arrow as it passes the East End Shops
Norfolk & Western 611 brings the westbound Powhatan Arrow through Bonsack as it hits the homestretch back to Roanoke after a round trip to Lynchburg
Norfolk & Western leads the westbound Pocahontas run through Shawsville on the way towards Walton
This is what it’s all about! My boys and I had the opportunity to see N&W 611 under steam as it made round trips from Roanoke to Lynchburg and Walton Virginia. This was the first time they had eve... (more)