The Fire Up 611! Committee

The Virginia Museum of Transportation and its Board of Directors relies on the expertise and enthusiasm of the Fire Up 611! Committee during the restoration of the 611.

Beverly T. Fitzpatrick, Jr.

Executive Director, Virginia Museum of Transportation.
Roanoke, Virginia.

Preston Claytor

Chairman of the Fire Up 611! Committee and Safety consultant.
Mr. Claytor was also on the 611 locomotive crew during its last excursion runs.
Boynton Beach, Florida.

Jim Stump

Vice chairman of the Fire Up 611! Committee An executive search consultant, a Roanoke native and railroad enthusiast.
Charlotte, North Carolina.

Will Harris

President, Board of Directors of the Virginia Museum of Transportation and president of North Fork Lumber Company.
Goshen, Virginia.

Cheri George

A volunteer fireman for the 611 and was part of the crew during its last excursion runs.
 Atlanta, Georgia.

Ron Davis

President of the Norfolk & Western Historical Society.
Roanoke, Virginia.

Trey Davis

Marketing consultant and life long rail fan. Washington, DC.

Bill Honeycutt

President of the Historical Society of Western Virginia, representing the O Winston Link Museum.
 Roanoke, Virginia.

Ken Lanford

Past President Board of Directors of the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
 Roanoke, Virginia.

Scott Lindsay

President, Steam Operations Corporation and the Chief Mechanical Officer for the restoration. Mr. Lindsay was also on the 611 locomotive crew during its last excursion runs.
 Birmingham, Alabama.

Jeff Sanders

President of the Roanoke Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society.
 Roanoke, Virginia,

William Withuhn

Curator Emeritus, Smithsonian Institution; Emeritus, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies; and Consultant, Steam Locomotive Standards,  Federal Railroad Administration. California.

Jim Wrinn

Editor of Kalmbachs Publishing’s TRAINS Magazine.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin.