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Norfolk and Western Class J locomotive #611 part2 1994

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The Last Run of the N&W 611 – Dec. 7, 1994 – Part 3


The 611 has returned home. This segment features the final movement under its own power of the Norfolk & Western Class J 611 steam locomotive through the Norfolk Southern Roanoke Yard.

25 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - November 19, 2012 at 2:41 am

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The Last Run of the N&W 611 – Dec. 7, 1994 – Part 2


This segment includes the Lynchburg to Roanoke portion of the final run of the Norfolk & Western Class J 611 steam locomotive on its return home. At the end of this segment, the 611 is seen passing the Roanoke Shops where it was constructed in May, 1950.

23 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - November 8, 2012 at 2:41 am

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“Take Me by The Flying Scotsman” – Llangollen, 1994


This is my earliest memory of steam, which we found on an old tape a few weeks ago. I was barely 6 years old when I was taken to see my first steam locomotive – which happened to be the world famous Flying Scotsman, albeit in her dark green British Railways livery. My father took the film of what was a defining moment in my life – when I knew I loved steam locomotives, and most importantly, that one! Look out for a very young Simon Martin calling out “there’s a tunnel!” near the end. The contents of these videos, including all text and photos (except where credited otherwise) are ¬©Simon AC Martin

25 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - December 10, 2011 at 2:41 am

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Mazda 323f BA 1.5 GLX (1994), slow pulling away, help?

Hi I’m based in UK, just bought this car from a garage, 1 lady owner from new with FSH, test drove and was happy, deal done. Its a 323f 1.5 Glx, 5 door fastback, 1994, manual gearbox, 75k miles.

I know its only a 1.5 so its not a performance car, but driving it recently it seems to get caned off the lights by just about everything, especially in first gear. I’m a little worried…once under steam it goes well enough, especially between 2500-4000 rpm.

I always let it warm up for at least 10 mins before taking it above 2500, but sometimes you wanna give it a bit of stick.

When I saw the car the exhaust was blowing, so for MOT the garage replaced the exhaust for me, but its a “generic” looking thing and I’m wondering if this could be strangling the performance a bit? I mean its not an official Mada product, could this be the issue? Or is it just a heavy car for the size of the engine? I’ve got Nissan Micras in front of me pulling away with no fuss, and I have to take it to 4000 rpm just to keep up! At which point the car is making a lot of engine noise, rather than exhaust noise.

The previous lady owner had FSh with the car, and receipts for clutch, fuel filter, spark plugs, clutch assembly, air filter, all within last 10-20k miles.

Also how reliable are these cars in general? If I maintain it, will driving it with a few revs damage it? The redline is 7000rpm on the gauge, I usually change at 5000 max cos I dont want to blow the gearbox/engine/my bank balance. I use it for deliveries on country roads every day, so I need to look after it as my workhorse as well as some fun.

Please help…and any forums where I can get into conversations in a bit more depth.

Looking at the car front on makes me tingle, what a beautiful looking thing with the bonnet contour lines! Cheers
The idle is roughly 750 revs

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The Last Run of the N&W 611 – Dec. 7, 1994 – Part 1


This segment includes the Gretna to Lynchburg portion of the final run of the Norfolk & Western Class J 611 steam locomotive on its return to Roanoke, Virginia, where the locomotive was retired from service and eventually moved into the Virginia Museum of Transportation. The first minute of the segment features the sound of the locomotive’s distinct and mournful whistle in the distance, as the train approached Gretna on the former Southern main line.

24 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - September 1, 2010 at 4:09 am

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