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The Virginia Museum of Transportation, Inc. is proud to announce a partnership with the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania to exhibit the Norfolk & Western class J No. 611 for a limited time during the winter months of early 2023.

With admission to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, weather and conditions permitting, guests can safely view No. 611 among the historic locomotives and rolling stock in the Museum’s train yard. We ask that while visiting No. 611 and the Museum’s collection please refrain from climbing on any equipment and obey all posted signage.

This collaboration continues the long-standing history between the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Norfolk & Western that began in 1900. The Pennsylvania Railroad began purchasing Norfolk & Western stock in 1900 and, by 1964, owned about one third of the Norfolk & Western stock.

The Virginia Museum of Transportation, Inc. would like to thank the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania for hosting class J No. 611 at this time and the Strasburg Rail Road for their continued partnership.

To visit the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and see No. 611 on exhibit, hours and admission information can be found at

2023 is starting another exciting year for No. 611. Stay tuned for updates via official channels. #virginiamuseumoftransportation #no611 #thespiritofroanoke #strasburgrailroad #rrmuseumofpa #norfolkandwesternrailway #pennsylvaniarailroad #historictrains #strasburgpa910B179C-38F5-4521-8C90-A165EEBE1285BC947C0A-DC66-4446-907B-C7834A56034A81D12453-964D-47E3-9526-0CBD807CC09E


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On April 8, 2017 an N&W 611 Excursion train trip ran from Spencer, NC to Lynchburg, VA and back. This ten hour long round trip featured the famous Norfolk and Western 611 4-8-4 Class J Steam Engine. Originally built in 1950, this fine streamlined engine has been fully restored and well maintained. Also featured on this excursion were a number of restored, high-end vintage passenger cars. This video shows you the engine including inside the cab as well as a tour of the entire interior of the train while en route. Every effort was made to make this amateur video as high tech as possible and fun as well as educational to watch. You will be made to feel like you are part of the trip. ENJOY!


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