Norfolk and Western Ry. 611 J, on an excursion at the Roanoke, Va. passenger station (in the right background) near the Hotel Roanoke (visible in the left background) and the N shops where she was built (the smokestack in the right background).
Running coal is what the Norfolk and Western did best. Besides the class of locomotives the N&W had a class wheel arrangement know as the "A". Here we have a great example of what "A" does best pulling a heavy set of coal loads.
Norfolk and Western Class in Roanoke, Virginia on July