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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 08/06/2023
 

Memorial Day 2023 was a bittersweet day in Strasburg PA as the Strasburg Railroad hosted the final runs on its rails of a very special guest.

Part One is here.

 
Norfolk and Western J Class #611 has just been awakened in the yard, ready for its last day of work on the railroad.
Nearby, 611's trusted squire, tool car VMTX 9647 which started life as a Canadian National baggage car.
Before 611 could take the stage, the opening act, N&W 475, got ready to make its first run east.
Finally, 475 departs the station.
Once 475's train clears the switch, it will be showtime ... to be continued ...
 
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