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611 AT STRASBURG

THE RETURN OF AN AMERICAN ICON

May 29 – October 3, 2021

The Norfolk & Western Class J 611, a National Historic Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, is known as an engineering powerhouse of steam, technology, and near mechanical perfection.

The N&W Class J 611 is the sole survivor of 14 Class J steam locomotives designed and built by the Norfolk & Western Railway. The locomotive rolled out of Roanoke’s East End Shops in 1950. Its mission was to pull the Powhatan Arrow, a 15-car passenger train, from Norfolk, Virginia, to Cincinnati, Ohio.

In addition to the unique special offerings with No. 611 throughout the event, the historic N&W 611 Class J locomotive pulls DESIGNATED passenger trains ONLY on these following upcoming dates: August 20 – 22; August 27 – 29; September 4 – 6; September 24 – 26; October 2 – 3.

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