Friday, June 30

Get Fired UP with 611 at the VMT!

 STEAM 101: The Fire UP 611 Experience
(NO HOMEWORK-We promise!!!)

Come join us for a day of hands-on Engine Education from 6:30am-4pm. Participants will Fire Up Class J 611. Cab experience will include blowing the whistle.

Work alongside, Scott Lindsay, Chief Mechanical Officer, Cheri George, Fireman and a variety of crew members. Learn the Ins and Outs of Steam Engine Firing and Servicing. Participants will receive a bound copy of a Locomotive Firing manual from 1944. Space is very limited so register here.

• $150 per participant. Ages 14 and up.
• Full breakfast provided after firing the engine.
• Lunch on your own downtown or additional fee for local boxed lunch option.
• For safety, all participants must wear closed toed shoes and long pants.

For more information contact: Courtney Plaster


Thanks for a great excursion season!

The staff and Board of Directors of the Virginia Museum of Transportation and the many volunteers who worked on the Queen of Steam wish to thank you for another successful excursion season.

Photographer: David Boe



611: American icon now available in our museum store and online!

New merchandise arrives frequently in our Museum Store and our online store.

Announcing Andrew’s Fund for Children

Andrew McKeever

In memory of Andrew Hayes McKeever who loved trains and the VMT. Contributions to Andrew’s Fund provide free or discounted admission to nonprofit groups serving low-income children.

Learn more about Andrew and the Fund, and donate…

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