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September 611 Fire-Up Weekend
September 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - September 3, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Question and Answer Session with the 611 Experts
On 2 Sept and 3 Sept 2017 from 1-5pm, four experts on N&W’s Class J 611 will gather to share information to a limited number of people. Listen and interact with Scott Lindsay, Cheri George, “Bud” Jeffries and James Stump, Jr. Each presenter will lead you in an in-depth exploration of 611 for one hour each. Program will use both indoor class space and outdoor space around the engine.
No registration required. Space is limited. So get your ticket early the day of each event.
Museum doors will open at 10am on Saturday, 2 Sept and 1pm on Sunday, 3 Sept.
$20 per participant along with museum admission.
Hot Cab Tour with Whistle Blowing
On 2 Sept and 3 Sept 2017, N&W J Class 611 will be fired up and experts will be ready to give you a tour of the cab and let you blow the whistle!
No registration required.
Closed toed shoes and long pants required.
$25 per participant along with museum admission.
Hot Cab Tours/Whistle Blowing and Question and Answer Session with the Experts
Purchase both events for $40. Please plan to tour the cab and blow the whistle in advance of class time from 1-5pm.
Closed toed shoes and long pants are required.
Historic Rail Site Bus Tour
Join us for a one of a kind tour of the places that put the City of Roanoke on the map and made some of Railroading’s finest marvels a reality. Virginia Museum of Transportation Executive Director Bev Fitzpatrick will lead a 90 minute guided bus trip around Roanoke to sites like the Shaffer’s Crossing Locomotive Facility, the East End Shops of the Norfolk & Western Railway, and the recently rehabbed Virginian Station among others. From how the brilliant men constructed modern feats of engineering like the Norfolk and Western Class J 611 to how Norfolk Southern operates today, Fitzpatrick will tell you all about what they are, what they meant to the overall fabric of Roanoke’s history and what they’re doing now while you ride along in an antique bus provided by Commonwealth Coach and Trolley.
Tickets are $10 per person (in addition to museum admission) and pre-registration is required. Three tours will be offered; Saturday September 2 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sunday September 3 at 2 p.m.
Register for the bus tour here: https://www.showclix.com/event/Roanoke_Rail_Bus_Tour_F2017