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Old 05-08-2016   #1
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Pardon my phone...

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611 Returns from Radford, VA

I’m not a big fan of using a phone to take photos, but even I will admit it is handy to have when there is nothing else.

It’s Spring Steam time on Norfolk Southern, and the venerable, and recently restored 611 4-8-4 Northern was doing double duty this weekend, May 7th and 8th with two trips per day from Roanoke, VA. It made round trips as the “Powhatan Arrow” in the mornings to Lynchburg, then round trips in the afternoon as the “Pelican” to Radford.

One last weekend is scheduled for June 4th and 5th as the “American”, with round trips from Manassas to Front Royal. Only a morning run on Saturday, but morning and afternoon runs on Sunday.

More information can be found at www.fireup611.org

Passing the Coca-Cola Plant siding

611 From Radford, VA by P F McFarland, on Flickr

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Wow...nice...what did that sound like...???
My best friend growing up was a huge Train Fanatic...
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What a beauty ! Thanks for the link to the interesting site.
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Too bad they don't have the 1218 running--now THAT was some power!
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If I'd hit that Powerball over the weekend, they'd have enough money to do it, Paul.

A short video I got when it first returned to Roanoke after the overhaul, Sam. Quite a unique sound to it.
https://flic.kr/p/tRFDVd

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Nice...Love the sound of that horn...beautiful train with all the cars on it...would have been crazy to see that going down the tracks at 100 MPH...Thanks...
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