N&W 611 puts on a mighty fine scene as it passes the classic CPL intermediate signals at Villamont on its way east toward Lynchburg, VA.
Even on the third straight day of excursions, the 611 doesn't fail to draw a crowd! Hundreds of people line the tracks clear through the yard, and on both sides of the street behind me.
On the return to Roanoke, 611 splits the CPL's at Webster, VA. Soon the westbound Powhatan Arrow will be descending into Roanoke after a third and final assault on Blue Ridge Summit.
Independence Day, 1955 or 2015? You decide. N&W Class J #611 accelerates out of Vicker, VA with the eastbound Pelican. A lineside dog is not impressed by the J's throaty whistle sounding for th... (more)
The Radford Rambler charges east at Phillipi Rd. (near Rural Retreat) with Southern 4501 and 3170 in command.
The afternoon trip to Walton departs downtown Roanoke as a crowd of onlookers watch.
958 passes the CPL signal at the West end of the single track at "Big Otter"
Having turned the afternoon excursion on the nearby wye, the streamlined Northern begins the return to Roanoke with the crew watching ahead for the safety of dozens of rail fans.
Southern 4501 has 'em in the wind big time with the eastbound Radford Rambler as she storms past the N&W signals at Gunton Park.
N&W 611 cruises past the CPLs just west of Montvale on her return leg to Roanoke from Lynchburg, VA.
The eastbound Radford Rambler storms into Glade Spring behind two fine examples of Southern Railway motive power on a flawless summer morning.
N&W 611 heads heads through the Blue Ridge Mountains with a Roanoke to Lynchburg round trip excursion on 7/3/2015
N&W 611 heads through Villamont, VA on Independence Day 2015.
N&W 611 accelerates out of the Roanoke area toward Lynchburg, VA with the morning trip. This was my first time seeing the 611 under steam and she made a mighty fine impression.
Southern 4501 and 3170 lead the eastbound Radford Rambler through Marion, VA on a perfect summer morning.