With both Southern units howling and NW 611 working her heart out, NS 958 climbs the loops and out of Jarrett's Tunnel near Old Fort.
With railfans and the residents of Morganton lining the depot and tracks, NW 611 and NS 958 makes some noise as they pass the depot in downtown Morganton
NW 611 departs Spencer and NCTM as it stretches its legs on the approach to Salisbury Wye
She's back folks! This legendary locomotive along with NS's Southern Heritage unit GE ES44AC #8099, and NCTM's SOU EMD FP7 #6133, is heading north to Lynchburg,VA on it's first excursion in 2016 c... (more)
Norfolk And Western J-class No. 611's first excursion of 2016, a Spencer to Lynchburg round trip dubbed The Virginian, sails across the Yadkin River bridge on a beautiful spring morning.
A shot I thought I could not get. As I say old meets new in this one NS 958 met the NS 135. This may have been the only train it met on this whole trip other thin I thank 162. But we where on a di... (more)
A scene that is often ignored even in front of the public eye. Two member of the Norfolk & Western 611 steam crew take the time out and do a quick service before "The Blue Ridge Special"... (more)
After pasting through the small farming community of Claremont, NC. Norfolk Southern's second oldest thoroughbred J-Class 611 break into a sprint through the outskirts of town on its way east for ... (more)
It was bitter cold early April morning in central North Carolina as NS 958 "The Blue Ridge Special" being led by Norfolk & Western J-Class 611 slowly pound its way east through the rual ... (more)
After a very strange and unexpected snowfall, blue skies open up again to greet the famed N&W 611, as she glides across the impressive trestle at Altavista, Virginia.
With the wind picking up heavily, N&W 611 continues to pull the Virginian north to Lynchburg, as the train sweeps into Reidsville, North Carolina.
The streamlined J-Class steam engine is seen thundering through the village of Thomasville, North Carolina, while a large crowd watches in amazement as the powerful locomotive works up the former ... (more)
Only a few miles into her first public excursion of the season, Norfolk and Western J-Class 611 eases through the north end of Lexington, in preparation to stop at Lake to meet a southbound.