Roanoke born. Roanoke bred. Roanoke proud.
The dream has come true.
The Queen of Steam
Spirit of Roanoke


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Norfolk & Western Class J 611 Steam Passenger Locomotive 2016 Excursion Schedule:


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


May 7 & 8, 2016 – The Powhatan Arrow, Roanoke, VA, to Lynchburg, VA and return

May 7 & 8, 2016 – The Pelican, Roanoke, VA, to Walton (Radford), VA and return

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



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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