Those awaiting the northbound run of the 611 through Chatham VA were pleasantly surprised by a southbound freight led by the Pennsy heritage unit just seconds before 611 arrived.
The northbound run is about 20 miles south of Lynchburg as it comes off the Roanoke River trestle.
After a quick stop, 611 is underway northbound through Dundee yard out of Danville.
611 disturbs the quiet of a local cemetery as she races through with her classic Hancock whistle bellowing.
Leaning into the super elevated curve, 611 roar through Thomasville passing the landmark "giant chair" of this one time furniture producing town.
611 arrives northbound into downtown Greensboro.
Conway Scenic's train to Fabyan's pulls into the station at Crawford Notch with a full train.
611 crosses the Dan River on her southbound run back to Spencer easing to her station stop in Danville with a crowd of photographers gathered on a parallel RR trestle turned rail trail.
611 crosses over a local park after crossing the Roanoke River on the impressive Alta Vista trestle while a hundred or so railfans crowd onto the rickety sidewalk of the parallel Hwy 29 bridge.
611 smokes it up for the crowd that has gathered in rural Dry Fork.
611 heads north past the Greensboro Amtrak station.
Running about 45 min late the 611 storms past a crowd at the Thomasville depot where a SOU caboose is on display.
The A&W crew go about switching the last customer on the original line east of Sanford - a very busy scrap dealer. The business has spurs in opposing directions on either side of a steep dip in th... (more)