Monday, June 8, 2015

Railfanning 6-7-2015, N&W J #611

Hi, Friend Rudy Volin and I decided to head out to photograph N&W 4-8-4 #611 on its second day of fan trips between Manassas and Front Royal, VA. yesterday.  We were able to catch the train 5 times on each of its two round trips.

We arrived at our first location, just south of The Plains on VA Route 245, at about 8:00 AM.  A few minutes later this eastbound manifest broke the early morning quiet.

About an hour later #611 went west.

We easily beat the train to Delaplane (above and below)

and Happy Creek, a couple of miles east of Front Royal.

We waited at Happy Creek for the train to be turned at Riverton Jcn. in Front Royal.  The photos (above and two below) are from the same spot with different focal lengths.

Our final eastbound shot of the morning was gotten at Marshall.

We went directly to Belvoir where we ate lunch and waited for the train.  It came west at about 2:40 PM (above and below).

We photographed again at Delaplane

and Happy Creek (above and below).

On its return to Manassas we were able to again photograph the train at Happy Creek

and Marshall.

It was a really good to see the J back in steam again.  Thanks for looking.

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