Memories of Norfolk & Western 611 - Greg Scholl Video Productions 4.7 of 5 (3)
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In 1994 the Norfolk Southern steam program was terminated and Class J, 4-8-4 # 611 may never operate again. However, our video will document some of the last runs of this magnificent steam locomotive as it steams through southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky between 1992 and 1994. You'll 611 work hard on the steep grades such as Erlanger Hill just south of Cincinnati in northern Kentucky, plus the steep grades at Batavia, Peebles and Seaman on the Cincinnati to Portsmouth line. We'll see many different excursion trains, plus some one-way moves that includes a short freight train pulled by 611. There are also scenes of 611 being turned on the Portsmouth wye, for the last time, and pacing shots along side 611 on the Portsmouth to Columbus line. We videotaped steam in these areas many times so you can be sure we captured the best locations to show 611 working hard and providing a good show. There is also a special guest visitor on the tape that we will leave as a surprise to those who purchase this tape. The jacket art shows 611 going away as it approaches the Southern Bridge in Cincinnati by Cincinnati artist John Maggard. Great steam action throughout this collectors edition will provide a lifetime of pleasure and "Memories of Norfolk and Western 611". Greg Scholl Video Productions
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chris collins (fletcher north carolina) on 2018-07-23 19:01:52.
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i own a few videos by greg scholl and i really like this one memories of norfolk & western 611 looks at the last 3 years the beloved j operated around the area of Cincinnati ohio until norfolk southern had to end the famed steam program by the end of the 1994 season due to the rise of insurance there's footage of Erlanger Hill in Kentucky south of Cincinnati several different trips including one for the Cincinnati railroad club and 611 on a short fright train and scenes of 611 being turned on the y in Portsmouth ohio there's also footage of sister n&w engine class a 1218 on a small train a little bit after the 1991 nrhs convention that was in Huntington west virginia and there's a talk of how long the engines run in excursion services the 611 operated for over 12 years from august 1982 to December 1994 the 1218 only operated for a short 5 years from April 1987 to November 1991 there's also a extra 14 minutes of footage of 611 on a trip from kenova west virginia to Cincinnati this is a wonderful look in the last years the 611 was running before she was place back into retirement but thanks to the railfans and the Virginia museum of transportation the 611 is ruining once again and hopefully for as long as they can run her (it's unlikely the 1218 may ever run again but one can hope the 1218 could return one day) and also i really like the piano music they put in this video it should be released it's a nice fitting tribute to the j
Bill Gammon on 2007-12-22 12:26:23.
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N7W's J Class steam engine was second to none. When in the navy I road behind one of the 600 many times and one returned me home after my tour was over. I never thought they would ever be replaced by a diesel. I can truthly say when a passerager was passing I always had to stop and watch. I'm even angry with the N7S from removingg them from the once a year run through Portsmouth.
Added 2018-01-18 19:38:31 by Ricky Freni
Well 8 years later in 2015, 611 is back in operation, but makes some managements with the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, as well as Roundtrips from Roanoke to Walton, Lynchburg, Manassass, Front Royal & many other trips in North Carolina & Virgnina.
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2016-08-17 13:39:06.
While Majority was shot in the Betacam years (June 1992-September 1994) There was Some JVC Era leftovers with 611 at Ludlow in 1990 In the Opening & Closing Credits, Plus 1218 In August of 1991 heading west on The Peavine line.