Fire and steam: first time in 20 years

The Class J 611™ has a fire in her belly for the first time in 20 years. Today, the Fire Up 611! Mechanical Crew, led by Scott Lindsay of Steam Operations Corporation, pulled the Class J 611 out […]

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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.

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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!