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The N&W J-Class 611

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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.  Click here to read more..

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611 Concludes 2021 Season

Class J 611 Concludes 2021 Operations The Virginia Museum of Transportation, Inc. and Strasburg Rail Road Company announce the conclusion of scheduled 2021 operations for the former Norfolk and Western Class J #611. Appearing at

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Update to 611’s Stoker Issue – Repairs Underway

As VMT leadership previously announced, 611 was near ready to depart Spencer, NC on Monday morning when the fireman discovered that the stoker screw was not moving.  The engine’s mechanical crew immediately began troubleshooting the issue and discovered

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Moving up the track…

In the past few weeks there has been many work sessions and a frenzy of activity surrounding the Norfolk & Western 611 Class J and the consist. The tender and water car have been de-winterized

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