Class J 611 rolls to restoration on May 24

Apr. 1, 2014 – ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – The Virginia Museum of Transportation today announced the Norfolk & Western Class J 611 Steam Passenger Locomotive—known affectionately as the Spirit of Roanoke—is ready to head to Spencer, N.C. for restoration. […]

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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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All Aboard!

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!