611 Class J


Tickets now on sale!

Norfolk & Western Class J 611 Steam Passenger Locomotive 2016 Excursions


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

Ticket sales close at 5pm on the evening before the excursion.

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

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



Special Message for Your Safety:

We take pride in promoting safety and the standards set by Norfolk Southern Corporation to ensure that opportunities to experience 611 under steam are safe and enjoyable for everyone. Folks who disregard the rules are putting themselves and others at risk.

We encourage each of you to watch and take photos and videos, but please adhere to these common sense safety requirements:

  • Stay off and away from all railroad tracks. We have seen people standing and sitting on tracks while 611 passes by. Another train could be coming on a nearby track at any time, at high speed, and in either direction. Stay alert!
  • No trespassing on NS property or entering private property without permission.
  • Use your zoom lens. Professional photographers tell us that your photos will look better if you are back from the tracks.

 Please share this message with anyone you know who will be around 611 in any situation. Any images or video of 611 shot for commercial purposes require the photographer to sign a trademark agreement with the Museum. Proceeds support 611. No agreement is needed for personal use.

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. 

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