The 611 is on track to return in late Spring or early summer

The J-Class 611 locomotive will be 65 years old in May, but soon she’ll be coming out of retirement, returning to southwestern Virginia under her own power via The 611 is on track to return in late Spring […]

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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.

Watch the fire up 611! video

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!