Two N&W locomotives under ex-PRR catenary wires....who would've thought!?
Don't you love farce?
My fault, I fear.
I thought that you'd want what I want;
sorry, my dear!
But where are the cows?
Send in the cows.
Don't bother, they're here.
Two steam legends and former NW engines spend the day together as 611 and 382 (really 475) spend three day doing photo runs and posing. It’s always hard getting different shots on a photo chart... (more)
Norfolk & Western J Class 4-8-4 No. 611 is an extraordinarily efficient steam locomotive. However, in comparison with its successor the diesel-electric, it is pretty awful in converting heat into ... (more)
How is it I am so privileged to see this magnificent machine?
The Norfolk & Western J class 4-8-4 No. 611 some will say is the finest passenger steam locomotive of all time. You are looking at ... (more)
Strasburg 90 brings the last run of the day into the station on a wonderful fall afternoon with the company Model T displayed on the platform. Both of these awesome machines were built in 1924, an... (more)
The early morning silence outside of the Verdant View Farm is broken by the low tone of a Hancock 3 chime and the thunderous roar of N&W J Class locomotive making haste with a freight train across... (more)
"Sunrise with an M": Norfolk & Western M Class #475 briskly follows the jointed rail to the West as she races through the cold crisp October air with a mixed train in tow.
The "611 Shuttle"- probably one of its easiest assignments of all-time, with only 3 cars. Several 15-minute trips were scheduled today, backing from Strasburg to Ground Hog Cut and retu... (more)
"A Grassroot's Viewfinder": The sun is just beginning to climb over the horizon, but anticipation is building because a J Class locomotive is about to bring a Roanoke wake-up call to the... (more)
N&W 611 on the Virginia Creeper: In its final years of steam on the Norfolk and Western Railroad, the 611 and its sister J class locomotives were assigned to local freight trains in Virgini... (more)
"Morning with an M": N&W M Class #475 peacefully shuffles along as her saturated exhaust lifts itself high into the sky on a sunny and cloudless morning next to the farms doting the land... (more)
Strasburg Decapod 90 passes by a staged tractor for a Lerro photo charter. Driving rain hampered things just a bit, but the event with 611 was still great.
“End of the Line.”
It’s 1959 and the J class has been demoted from fast passenger trains to local pickups along the Norfolk and Western. In service for less than a decade, NW 611 spends ... (more)
Building up to a rolling show of heavy black smoke, the crew of Norfolk & Western 611 brings a freight train to speed through the trees near Esbenshade for the first of many runbys. This was the f... (more)