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The Queen of Steam


Announcing the Norfolk & Western Class J 611 Steam Passenger Locomotive 2016 Excursion Schedule:

Tickets on sale now through the North Carolina Transportation Museum:

April 9, 2016 – The Virginian, Spencer, NC, to Lynchburg, VA

April 10, 2016 – The Blue Ridge Special, Spencer, NC, to Asheville, NC

Tickets now on sale to eligible VMT donors of $611 or more, until February 14 at 10PM EST

Tickets on sale to the general public on February 15 at 10AM EST

Buy tickets online for fastest service, or call 1-800-310-4274.

Please do not call or mail payment to the Virginia Museum of Transportation for tickets.

April 23 & 24, 2016 – The Roanoker, Greensboro, NC to Roanoke, VA

May 7 & 8, 2016 – The Powhatan Arrow, Roanoke, VA, to Lynchburg, VA

May 7 & 8, 2016 – The Pelican, Roanoke, VA, to Walton (Radford), VA

June 4 & 5, 2016 – The American, Manassas, VA, to Front Royal, VA



Watch 611 Run: Behind a famous and fast steam locomotive The Washington Post captured the majesty of the 611 in a story on PostTV.

The 611 Thunders Home: The Roanoke Times’ photo gallery of 611’s Homecoming on May 30, 2015. 

Preserve. Protect. Sustain.

Donate today so we can keep the 611  accessible for generations to come.