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Getting her to breathe again
The Virginia Museum of Transportation has formed the Fire Up 611 Committee to study the feasibility of bringing the 611 back into service.
This committee will consult specialists in steam locomotives and mechanical restoration, engineers, and experts on Federal Railroad Administration guidelines. The committee will report its findings and recommend what is needed to get the 611 to breathe once again.
If a favorable recommendation is made, a separate non-profit group will be formed and the fundraising for mechanical restoration will begin.
The study should take 60 - 90 days. To stay up to date, we invite you to join us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. You can also sign up for our e-mail newsletter.
Beverly T. Fitzpatrick, Jr.
Executive Director, Virginia Museum of Transportation
Chairman of the Fire Up 611 Committee and Safety consultant
Boynton Beach, Florida
Mr. Claytor was also on the 611 locomotive crew during its last excursion runs.
President, Steam Operations Corporation
Steam Operations Corporation specializes in the restoration of historic rail equipment. Mr. Lindsay was also on the 611 locomotive crew during its last excursion runs.
Owner of a software consulting company
Ms. George was also a volunteer fireman for the 611 and was part of the crew during its last excursion runs.
Editor, Trains Magazine, the premier railroading magazine
Mr. Stump is an executive search consultant and a Roanoke native and railroad enthusiast.
President of the Roanoke Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society
President of the Norfolk & Western Historical Society
President, Board of Directors at the Virginia Musueum of Transportation
Consultant, President of the Western Virginia Historical Society, representing the O Winston Link Museum.