Return to glory: Paying respects to the 611 steam engine – Roanoke Times: Life

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Stoke Her Fire

Simple lines, a bullet nose, a midnight black façade, a Tuscan stripe and a baritone whistle make her the most distinguished steam locomotive left in the world. She’s an engineering powerhouse of steam, technology and near mechanical perfection.

Watch the Fire Up 611!™ video

Steam Forever! 

The Virginia Museum of Transportation raised enough to restore the Norfolk & Western Class J 611.™ But, we’ll keep chugging along until we have the funds for the dedicated maintenance facility. Our goal: To not only to restore this American icon, but to keep her steaming along for decades. With your help, we can do it!

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