Over the Memorial Day weekend, I went down to Roanoke, Virginia to chase the N&W 611 as it ran excursions to Lynchburg and Radford. This is the third year that The Virginia Museum of Transportation has run excursions with the 611, and they remain as popular as when they first started.
N&W 611 moves through Webster on its way to Lynchburg on May 27.
N&W 611 passes through Forest on its way back to Roanoke on May 27.
N&W 611 crosses Villamont Rd. as it nears Roanoke on its way back from Lynchburg on May 27.
N&W 611 passes under the coaling tower at Vickers as it begins the return leg to Roanoke on May 27.
N&W 611 passes by a portion of the Roanoke Shop Complex, run by Norfolk Southern, as it returns from the morning trip on May 28.
The beautifully restored end observation car, the Silver Solarium, is pulled back to Roanoke on May 28.
N&W 611 crosses the Roanoke River near Wabun on its way to Radford on May 28.
N&W 611 works upgrade in Shawsville towards Radford during the first morning trip on May 29.
N&W 611 passes through the curve at Riverside on its way back to Roanoke during the morning trip on May 29.
N&W 611 works hard to clear the grade in Shawsville on its way to Radford during the afternoon trip on May 29.
N&W 611 passes through the signals at Riverside on its way back to Roanoke, closing out another successful season of excursions.
The Virginia Museum of Transportation once again did a fantastic job running excursions this year, and as always I must thank them for continuing to do so, giving people like me the privilege of seeing this great locomotive run.