The Queen of Steam in the City Of Roanoke
Norfolk & Western J Class 611 is departing the city of Roanoke with its second excursion of the day as it passes what will become a "l... (more)
N&W 611 approaches the E. Main St. bridge at Guilford Technical Community College while pulling the first excursion of 2016.
Norfolk & Western #611 during excursion run from Manassas, VA. to Front Royal, VA.
N&W 611 pulls up for display at the Manassas Heritage Railway Festival as a VRE push-pull set arrives alongside it to give short train rides between Manassas and Clifton, VA.
A pan shot of NW 611 with the rods down, because that's what the cool kids do.
NS 958 with N&W 611 charging up the grade in Linden, VA.
NS 958 with the N&W 611 pulling an excursion rounds the curve through downtown The Plains, VA.
Markham was a popular shot among railfans for the 611 trips this past weekend, offering a nice sweeping curve and a S-curve right off of I-66. For the Sunday morning trip I got myself to Markham ... (more)
The N&W 611 leads 958 through the "Woods" interlock near Front Royal.
N&W 611 rolls through the S curve at the east end of Linden.
NS 958 Norfolk & Western 611 comes around the curve and climbs the grade into Broad Run as it makes it's way back to Manassas.
Cruising through Belvoir on their way back to Manassas is NS 958, the steam special from Front Royal.
The big spectacle of the Manassas trips was the Linden grade, where 611 was on its hands and knees crawling up the hill - almost stalling when the rails were wet on Sunday trips! Here, on June 4t... (more)
The N&W 611 builds up speed as it leaves Front Royal for the journey back to Manassas, Virginia on its morning excursion.