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Re: 611 Returning to Service

Postby Tom6921 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:47 am

A little OT, but I know that in 1956, #611 derailed after it took a curve to fast at Tug River. From what I heard, that accident played a roll in the fact that #611 is still with us today. I have a question: If the accident did not occur, would a different J class steam locomotive be around or would all of them be scrapped?
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Re: 611 Returning to Service

Postby Fan Railer » Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:09 pm

Huge hypothetical. Really doesn't make sense to be asking something like that.
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Re: 611 Returning to Service

Postby Fan Railer » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:38 am

Norfolk & Western J Class 611 on The American (NS 958 & NS 957) In Virginia, 6/4/16 & 6/5/16
Her whistle is much nicer this year, so I'm glad I went down to see/hear her.

Chasing between Manassas and Front Royal, both days (read description for specific locations):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dchfHPx2mWY

In Manassas (6/4/16):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqLsdKocxGc

In Manassas (6/5/16):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjohYj-mMb4

Wyeing @ Riverton Junction (6/4/16):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cenEHPnF5Y

Amtrak (6/4/16):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk5DqlaSpoE

Amtrak (6/5/16):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxbkV4LUeyo

VRE Excursion Train:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMyw3Ttdg0Y

Photos: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... 8fd2a75acc
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Re: 611 Returning to Service

Postby Tom6921 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:51 pm

I was on the Saturday June 4th excursion from Manassas. This was the second time I had ridden behind the #611.

Has there been any discussion on bringing the #611 to do excursions on other parts of the Norfolk Southern system or are they going to keep in running in Virginia/North Carolina for the foreseeable future?
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ALL THINGS N&W 611

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