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611 hot Engine Fire Up Experience Ages 14+

About the Experience

Come be a part of the fire up of Norfolk & Western Railway No. 611!

The boiler water will still be hot from the most recent operation, yet the locomotive needs a new bed of coal and fire. Watch and participate as the crew dumps the old fire and lays a new bed, ensures the boiler has adequate water and lights the fire for the next day’s steam operation.

This is a great opportunity to learn the general servicing requirements for N&W 611 and how the crew properly fires the locomotive to build the steam pressure to the required 300 pounds.

Please join us in learning about and witnessing this important procedure in maintaining the iconic N&W No. 611 Class J.

During this unique experience, the crew will be happy to answer your questions!

Important Information

  • Participants must be 14 years old or older.
  • Limited to just ten (10) people
  • Participants must arrive no later than 6:30 a.m. The experience starts promptly at 7:00 a.m. and will last until approximately 12:00 p.m.
  • Closed-toe shoes and long pants are required.
  • Participants must sign a release before the start of the experience.
  • $140 each
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