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Thundering home by 288jh Thundering home by 288jh
It was at this moment, I realized 611 is the only steam locomotive I'm aware of that can live up to all the hype.
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buried-legacy Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Amazing shot of this amazing locomotive. Bravo
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AveragePhotographer Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
She's a beauty!
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PanHead537 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2019
I have a movie of her last run in the 90s B4 she was laid 2 rest that my parents bought me when we went 2 the museum in Roanoke years ago.
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AveragePhotographer Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool! 
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Brooklyn47 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I can't wait to see her in action!
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rlkitterman Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I can't wait to return home to Virginia and see it running again!
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pitrock74205 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
A real Beauty!!!
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Wolfman-053 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
The only operational streamliner.
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Baltic-the-144 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't forget 4449.
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288jh Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
It isn't Operational. It's down for an overhaul. In America, 611 is the only operating Streamlined steam locomotive.
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Wolfman-053 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
You may be right.
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NyanPuppy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Back in 2006 or 2008, there was talk of it getting scrapped, and sent to a junkyard, glad it didn't. ^^
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RailroadBrony Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I never thought I would see it. I need to hightail it out to Roanoke as soon as I can to see this beauty for myself. Even though I model Wisconsin Central, I am buying a model of her, with sound!
As a wise man once said:
"Ain't nothin' no where can touch a J"
ON TO 1218!!!!
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288jh Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
1218? How about they build the shop for 611 first before they even think about 1218.. What good are TWO engines, Let alone one if you don't have the ability to maintain it?
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Renai-koneko-chan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'd love to see the 1218 run again but I don't think it will happen. She was undergoing restoration when they decided to cancel N&W's steam program. She was completely gutted at the time and half of the parts were thrown into her tender and the other half where left to rust in Roanoke's NRHS railyard. All she could is now is a cosmetically restored shell with no inner parts. To replace all those parts would be ridiculously expensive. For example, the 611 was pretty much in running order and look how much it cost to restore her. The transportation museum doesn't have the money to fix up its own exterior and is saving to build a steam maintenance shop to keep 611 in running order. Maybe if they get that built and bring in enough money to spruce the place up, they could start saving to fix up some other engines... It's nice to dream though... ^w^
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288jh Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
To be honest, 1218 would have been the better engine all things considered. 

It's better preforming and more powerful at the speeds (30-40) NS wants to operate. It's also able to travel to more places than the 611 thanks to it being articulated. Alot of people say the weight is too much.. But look at two or three ES44ACs.

1218 will probably live one day.. one day...
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RattlerJones Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Filmographer
I agree with 288jh. One of these days, that 'A' will live again.
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Transportphotos Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot. 
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Hunter2045 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Nice shot.
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RattlerJones Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Student Filmographer
thumbs up
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buried-legacy Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Double for me
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boilerwash Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
A good looking piece of machinery for sure. For all the bad mouthing Scott Lindsey got for the K&T #14 project he sure did a proper (and quick) job of getting this big Northern back out on the road.
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful photograph of a beautiful engine! I highly recommend making this a postcard!
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buried-legacy Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I second that
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