VMT Appoints “N&W Giants of Steam” author to 611 Historian

The Virginia Museum of Transportation, Inc., announced today that author Colonel Lewis Ingles “Bud” Jeffries has been named the official historian for the Norfolk & Western Class J 611™ Steam Passenger Locomotive. Jeffries is the author of N&W Giants of Steam, considered […]

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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 Norfolk & Western 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!