Bob Yuill, a former Norfolk Southern General Foreman for Steam —  is tasked with inspecting and repairing all 60 of the 611’s superheaters. The Elesco Type E superheater units re-heat the steam generated by the boiler, increasing its […]

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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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Steam Forever! 

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!