Quick Trip to Roanoke for the 611

Norfolk and Western Class J #611

Since the 611 wasn’t planned to come up to B-Line out of Manassas this year, I went down to see her on a Roanoke to Walton, Va trip on the NS Christiansburg District. I promised my girls I’d take them to the Mill Mountain Zoo so there wasn’t time for a chase, but we at least got to see one good run-by in Lafayette, Virginia. It was amazing. I never tire of seeing Norfolk and Western Class J #611. Here’s a photo and video:

Photo

N&W Class J #611 leads NS train 957 westward at Lafayette, Virginia on the NS Christiansburg District during a Roanoke to Walton, Virginia round trip excursion on 5/29/2017.

N&W Class J #611 leads NS train 957 westward at Lafayette, Virginia on the NS Christiansburg District during a Roanoke to Walton, Virginia round trip excursion on 5/29/2017.

Video

The Zoo Choo

The Mill Mountain Zoo is a small zoo, but definitely worth a visit. In addition to the animals, they also have a miniature train that is painted up like the NS Office Car Special!

Mill Mountain Zoo Train

Mill Mountain Zoo Train

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