N&W's 611 returns to Roanoke after its trip to Radford on a 4th of July run.
N&W 611 pulls 21 passenger cars up the Christiansburg Grade through Shawsville, VA. This is one of many S-Curves along the route.
As the sun lights up the iconic face of N&W CPL's, N&W J Class 611 splits the intermediate signals at Montvale, Virginia as NS 958 makes it's way eastbound to Lynchburg.
The rear of NS train 188 just barely clears on the near track as the 611 passes with an excursion returning to Roanoke from Lynchburg.
N&W 611 puts on a show as she climbs the grade at Villamont on the way back to Roanoke from Lynchburg, falling down to a walking pace and slipping her big drivers on the wet rail several times.
Climbing Christiansburg Mountain for the third and final time of the weekend, N&W 611 marches upgrade through an s curve just west of Montgomery on the former N&W.
Shortly after conquering the Blue Ridge Grade, N&W J Class 611 marches past the N&W CPL guarding the west end of Bedford, Virginia on the Blue Ridge District.
About two miles west of Glenvar, VA, the 611 flashes eastbound by on the last lap into Roanoke. The fire will be dropped, its boiler washed, and the grand locomotive put into cold storage---possib... (more)
In the rain, the 611 powers up the 1.1 percent grade by the Meadows Golf Club near Christiansburg. The steam the engine is crossing is Crab Creek.
N&W J 611 marches up the 1.3 percent grade at milepost N286 with a 21-car passenger excursion from Roanoke to Walton and back. In 1957, this segment saw 14 daily passenger trains---all powered by ... (more)
Her Majesty has left the building. With Fire-up 611 crews carefully monitoring her every move, Norfolk & Western 611 eases out of a stall in the Bob Julian Roundhouse and onto the Spencer T... (more)
Southern Railway #4501 flies through Marion, VA as it makes its return trip to Bristol to end a great weekend of excursions.
611 smokes up the CPLs at Montvale as it heads west to Lynchburg, VA.