Re: 630 spotted

David Pressley

I was aboard the train yesterday. #630 is looking good and sounding good. Of equal interest to me was finally having a chance to ride the famed 'pumpkinvine' route where scheduled passenger service ended the year before I was born.
There are other intangibles - in the last 18 years I had gradually forgotten just how much fun a good, ole-fashioned (Norfolk) Southern steam excursion could be. There were lot's of railfans chasing us with much better (or at least much smaller better) camera equipment than what we had in 1994. We created lot's of traffic jams as many motorists tried to pace the locomotive. The stunned looks of local citizens in who had no idea a steam locomotive was coming as we whistled through their backyards or past their church parking lots...... it was all too much fun.


From: patl710m <>
Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2012 12:06 PM
Subject: [Tweetsie] 630 spotted


Sunday noon

I just got a call from a good friend from his farm near NC 220 just south of the NC - Va line. 630 just highballed north toward Roanoke.

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