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 her tw... (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)
"50 cents worth of memories": Norfolk & Western #611 thunders by the Verdant View Farm on the morning of October 5, 2019. This picture was taken from the viewing platform of the silo at ... (more)
Norfolk & Western #475 races across the Flats with a small mixed train in tow as the sun pierces the cool morning air over the hills to the East.
Dawn begins to break over the hills to the East as N&W J Class locomotive #611 races home with a freight in tow.
"Power": N&W #611 shakes the ground outside of the Verdant View Farm on the morning of October 5, 2019 displaying for a few seconds most if not all of the power behind that 300 psi boile... (more)
This is a photo that speaks of speed. The designers under the watchful eye of Clarence E. Pond, Norfolk & Western Railway
General Manager, Motive Power and Equipment, designed one of the finest p... (more)
N&W No. 611 is seen in Strasburg bathed in glorious sunset color. Fortunately for us, because of the people we see here, No. 611 is not in sunset itself. Saved from anniliat... (more)
The mysterious greatness that is steam is embodied by this sole survivor of 14 siblings.
69 years old, we are blessed it is here to tell us of another time on this earth.
As day draws nigh, the firemen draws water to slake the thrist of the steam machine.
Railroading knows not the light or dark of the day, only the time.