N&W Looking Good on Last Weekend




Norfolk & Western J Class No. 611 pulled a series of trips this weekend out of Roanoke, Virginia. They were the last scheduled runs for the 4-6-4 locomotive for 2015.

The 611 returned to steam this past May after a nearly year-long restoration at the Spencer Shops of the North Carolina Transportation Museum.

Owned by the Virginia Museum of Transportation, the 611 returned to Roanoke after its rebuilding and pulled a series of excursions in Virginia.

We’re not aware of any Akron Railroad Club members who traveled to Virginia to catch the reincarnated 611 in action, but Adam Barr sends along these images.

The J Class locomotive that once pulled N&W passenger trains on the route between Norfolk, Virginia, and Cincinnati was looking might fine indeed.

Photographs by Adam Barr

View original post

This entry was posted in Uncategorized on by .

About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.