Drag Racing 1/4 Mile times 0-60 Dyno Fast Cars Muscle Cars

Norfolk and Western 611

Chasing the 611 on its run from Chicago to Fort Wayne, IN and back in 1994. I did not know at that time the steam program was going to end, but the 611's crew did! See if you think they were going over 40 mph on this day.


 


More Videos...


611 Vs Irondale Hill.wmv
The time was the fall of 1992. A chase of 611 had to be scrubbed at the last minute. It seemed a huge disappointment at the time. Butr I did have time for a couple of shots, so this time I looked for locations athat were not consideder by me to be easy chase locations-that were not as quick to get out of as the ones I used when setting up along HWY 11. WHat the camera captured that day was the most compelling bit of steam action I have ever recorded, with 611 fighting for every inch of the long climb from downtown. A later shot was done in Trussville. In both cases, the camera is left on longer than usual to record the sounds of 611 in the distance. It appears Goodheart Productions was just down the bridge from me, as similar footage appears in "611 Birmingham Memories"!





Norfolk and Western J #611 and Y6b #2172
A little tribute to the Norfolk&Western Railroad





N&W 611 in Lynchburg, Va. - April 25, 1992
The Norfolk & Western Class J #611 steam locomotive pulls a steam excursion train into Lynchburg, turns on the wye at Montview yard, then heads back north on the former Southern main line.





Norfolk and Western 611 Cincinnati to Portsmouth 1994
N&W 611 pulls the final excursion over the N&W Peavine Line. Both the engine and the railroad are out of service. Includes one scene from the next day's run to Danville, KY. Anyone who wants to see the 611 run again should visit http://www.fireup611.org and donate money to their cause.





611 THE LAST EXCURSION (of the 20th Century).wmv
It was nearly 11 and 1/2 years from the time I first watched 611 pull out of the "weed lot", AKA the site of the former Terminal Station, on her first Birmingham to Chattanooga run. Both days were cloudy and dreary, but it 1983 the clouds parted for a bit as we watched this beautiful machine pulling her train with ease. Today there would be no sun, and there was not a lot of joy, for Norfolk Southern's new president had inaugurated the era of the "No Steam" railway, and murdered this fantastic program. In about a week after these shots, from Birmingham to Attalla, AL, 611 would drop her fires for the last time in the 20th century, and become a static exhibit. There she would wait for a better day, longing to run once more.





N&W Steam Tripleheader - July 16, 1989 - Part 5
Nickel Plate 587 and Norfolk and Western 611 and 1218, in a once-in-a-lifetime triplehead run from Roanoke to Lynchburg in July, 1989.





N&W #1218 + 100 Coal Hoppers (1987)
N&W 1218 pulls a 100 car coal train on May 4, 1987 Footage is from "1218 Coal Train" by Main Line Motion Pictures. http://mlmp.tripod.com/





Norfolk & Western "Class J" 4-8-4 by Bachmann
Finally, I got around to filming a review of this beautiful locomotive. It is a Norfolk and Western "Class J" 4-8-4. My brother and I bought this in a brilliant shop called M.B. Kleins back in 2009, near Baltimore. It runs really well, but we've had a few problems getting it to pull trains, and turn corners. It also has a very low riding pilot, which causes it to jam on the rails sometimes... Enjoy! You may see more of her in the future...





Brought To You By the Letter 'J' - part 1
I had previously thought my August '94 footage from Horseshoe Curve was the oldest tape I had...I was wrong. It's this tape, the last trip I took behind Norfolk & Western class J 4-8-4 611, dated October 30, 1993, and as it turned out it was also the last trip I took before Norfolk Southern's steam program was cancelled. The trip was put on by the Piedmont Carolinas Chapter of the NRHS and ran from Charlotte, NC to Toccoa, GA. I rode many of the chapter's trips between 1984 and 1993, but unfortunately all of them except this one predated my or my friend's ownership of a video camera. By the time I bought my Handycam in '96 the steam program was long gone, so the clips from this tape are the only surviving personal footage I have of the 611 under steam. The weather was gloomy but it wasn't about to stop me from filming the 611 as her crew went about the business of preparing her for the return trip from Toccoa. After topping off the coal and water, 611 gingerly pulled the train forward to turn on a wye. For the reverse move through the second leg of the wye, NS employed a Geep to pull the train through tail end first, which is where part 2 picks up.





N&W 611 and NKP 587 doublehead
VHS footage from 1989 when we chased the 611 and 587 on part of their one-way trip. We picked them up at Muncie, Indiana and followed them a little into Ohio.





Top 30 Worst Train Crashes in History Train Crash Compilation 2013
Top 10 Worst Train Crashes. Train Crash Compilation 2013 Tags: Accident on railway Accident railway accident of railway railway disasters railroad accident railroad crash trains rail road accident on train the train accident train crashes caught on camera train crash compilation 2013





Norfolk & Western - Hauling coal
Norfolk & Western articulted locomotives hauling coal. This is from "Pocahontas Glory Vol. 4" by Herron´╗┐ Rail Video. Check out Herron Rail Video: http://www.herronrail.com/ and Specialist Publications & Videos {Formerly Steam Powered Video}: http://www.spv.co.uk/





N&W 611 in Central Virginia - April 24, 1993
An excursion train pulled by the Norfolk & Western Class J #611 steam locomotive heads south on the former Southern main line after wyeing at Lynchburg, Virginia. Included in this video are runbys in Lynchburg and at Lynch Station, as well as scenes of the 611 on the wye at Woodall Rd. in Lynchburg.





Other locomotives at Hesston - Kiddieland Special
The Kiddieland 4-8-4, 14" gauge steamer is on loan to Hesston. It was double heading with the Kiddleland 4-6-4. Hesston is working on her draft to get a better fire. The 2 foot gauge, Sandley built, Brookfield Zoo CB&Q switcher comes out to spot for steamers at the end of the day. CB&Q pulls pretty good now that Hesston has repowered it with a larger engine.





N&W 611 in Central Virginia - April 12, 1992
An excursion train pulled by the N&W Class J #611 steam locomotive arrives in Lynchburg, Virginia, wyes, then returns south on the former Southern main line. Included in this video are runbys at Evington, Gretna and near Chatham.




Which car is faster? Which Car is Faster?





Similar 1/4 mile timeslips to browse:

1993 Mazda RX-7 : 7.344 @ 179.640
Steve Rossen, Engine: 13B Bridge Port with SCR Apex Seals, Turbos: 2 x Garrett 35/82R Tires: M/T 21.25/12.2-15W


1995 Mazda RX-7 : 7.790 @ 170.700
Dee Karagiannis, Engine: 13b, Turbos: Borq Warner


1995 Mazda RX-7 : 8.590 @ 156.350
Ray Lochhead, Engine: SR Motorsports Built, Turbos: KKK large single Stage 5 Tires: Hoosiers


1993 Mazda RX-7 : 8.640 @ 155.000
RAUL AGRESSE, Engine: 93 13B, Turbos: T-66


1987 Mazda RX-7 turbo II: 8.840 @ 153.800
rafael(TIMEMACHINES RACING), Engine: 13b mazda rotary,


1978 Mazda RX-7 Series 1: 8.962 @ 149.630
Paul Carey, Engine: 20B, Supercharger: 8/71 Littlefield Tires: 33x15x15, 15x4.5


1993 Mazda RX-7 : 8.990 @ 150.540
R Hoffman, Engine: 13B, Turbos: Custom Single Tires: Slick


1987 Mazda RX-7 Turbo II: 9.200 @ 150.000
Chris Anderson(crispeed), Engine: 13BRE, Turbos: T-72 Tires: Mickey Thompson 10x26x15


1993 Mazda RX-7 : 9.279 @ 154.120
Ari Yallon, Engine: 13B-REW, Turbos: Greddy T88 Tires: 26x11.5x15 ET street


1985 Mazda RX-7 GSLSE: 9.300 @ 143.000
Ray Lochhead, Turbos: Large Single Tires: Full Slicks


1993 Mazda RX-7 : 9.305 @ 152.540
ari yallon, Engine: 13B-REW, Turbos: Greddy T88 Tires: 26x11.5x15 ET street


1993 Mazda RX-7 Outlaw RWD: 9.500 @ 168.000
Rick Stiles, Engine: 20B 3 Rotor Cosmo, Turbos: Single Turbo


1984 Mazda RX-7 : 9.530 @ 143.000
Samuel Lee, Turbos: Large Single Tires: Full Slicks


1993 Mazda RX-7 : 9.626 @ 144.740
Ari Yallon, Engine: 13B turbo, Turbos: Greddy Tires: M/T


1993 Mazda RX-7 : 9.808 @ 142.510
Ray Wilson, Engine: 1.3L 2Rotor, Turbos: T51 Tires: 26/10.5/16 ET Streets


1983 Mazda RX-7 gs12: 9.850 @ 135.000
jesus, Engine: 12@, Supercharger: n/a Turbos: turbo Tires: 26x8.5mt


1983 Mazda RX-7 : 9.900 @ 137.000
Steve, Engine: chevy 350, Tires: 15*29*15.5 micket thompson


1985 Mazda RX-7 : 9.910 @ 137.000
David Atkins, Engine: Custom built Rotary, Supercharger: Camden Tires: micky thompson drag slicks


1994 Mazda RX-7 : 9.980 @ 143.000
Sam Powers, Engine: 13B, Turbos: GReddy Tires: BFgoodrich slicks


1993 Mazda RX-7 : 10.014 @ 141.500
Ari Yallon, Engine: 13B-REW, Turbos: Greddy single Tires: ET Street (DOT)


 


©2014 DragTimes - Disclaimer