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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.


 


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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.





Union Pacific UP 844 Troubles in Mt Pleasant Texas
Union Pacific 844 was attempting to stop in Mt Pleasant Texas, Sunday, April 15, at approx 10:15 am. The diesel locomotive behind her kept pushing and it took the skilled crew 2 miles to get her to stop, the 844 sliding almost the whole way. It was discovered there after, that there were significant flat spots on the drivers, causing too much mechanical vibrations on the running gear and road bed to continue. The Locomotive has been pulled off the Texas part of this trip, but continues to follow the train about two days behind, with the intentions to rejoin if problems are repaired. Currently, April 17, 844 sits in Hearne, TX, where it was supposed to stop on the day of this video. Thanks to the UP crew for all their work in keeping this beauty operating and in top condition. Hopefully, she can be fixed and not have to return to Wyoming.





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.





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"!





Southern 4501
VHS footage of SR 4501 running in and back out of Muncie, Indiana around the year 1992. We were looking for this trip to be pulled by the 1218 and were surprised to see the green Mike instead. Most of the video was shot by one of my friends, while I picked up the K1000 35mm camera.





STEAM ENGINE! tour of Norfolk and Western N&W 611 Steam Locomotive up close and personal
Here is a very good look at the N&W 611. Enjoy this rare opportunity I had to explore this beautiful locomotive. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dieselducy Website: http://www.dieselducy.com Google+: http://www.google.com/+dieselducy Flickr: http://flickr.com/dieselducy Twitter: http://twitter.com/dieselducy





Norfolk and Western 1218 "A"
VHS footage of the 1218 run from Chicago to Fort Wayne IN, around the "Y" at Runnion St. and back. I think it was in 1991, now I know I should always date my videos.





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/





611 Climbs the Saluda Grade
611 starts from a stop on the Saluda grade. Listen for the whistle at the end!





Steam train: NW 611 6 Runbys repost
Corrected aspext ratio. NW J 611 at Culpeper, Amherst, Redhill, Orange, Culpeper again and Brandy Station, VA on 4/25/92.





Nickel Plate 2-8-2 Steam Locomotive #587 runby
Nickel Plate 2-8-2 587 heads back northeast from Hugo interlocking. Hugo interlocking combined with track elsewhere in the city forms a wye which was often used to turn steam locomotives when they reached Fort Wayne as part of excursions. Hence we see 587 running pretty light back to meet up with the excursion train. I stabilized this footage quite a bit as it was before the era of image stabilization.





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 611 : The Great Dismal Swamp Derailment
Well, While digging through some old files on a CD my uncle gave to me, i found this Footage. I Decided to Upload it.. No audio as Youtube did not upload it with the video for some reason..





611 Moving again! (Part 1)
The 611 moving! (Part 1) (Make sure to catch part two!) gfor a special event at the Roanoke Shops here, show peice! Wonderful move to, Pardon any language, and/or my obnoxious talking :P They were hauling the locomotive to the Roanoke Shops for its birthday (125th). So they decided that the 611 and 1218 should be in attendance.





N&W 611 at Buffalo, NY
Video if 611 Steam Engine at Buffalo, NY sometime in the early 90's.





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