Bob Grebe’s Virginia: 611 Restoration Update

In this week’s Bob Grebe’s Virginia, we traveled to Spencer, N.C., for an up-close inspection of the restoration of the legendary 611.br/ via Bob Grebe’s Virginia: 611 Restoration Update.

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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 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!