THE LEGENDARY 611 IS THE SOLE SURVIVING CLASS J STEAM LOCOMOTIVE BUILT BY NORFOLK & WESTERN RAILWAY.
The 1950 Norfolk & Western Class J No. 611 is exclusively owned and operated by the Virginia Museum of Transportation as a traveling exhibit. Back in the day, these sleek and powerful Class J locomotives, designed and built in Roanoke by the Norfolk & Western Railway, were widely hailed as the finest steam passenger locomotives in the world.
In the fall of 2023, the Virginia Museum of Transportation, Inc. (VMT) and the Virginia Scenic Railway (VSR) partnered to bring the famed Norfolk & Western Class J No. 611 steam passenger locomotive back into service in the Shenandoah Valley on a limited series of specially scheduled passenger excursions.
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Scroll down (below the photos) to read FAQs about the 2023 excursions on the Shenandoah Valley Limited.