The Norfolk & Western Class J 611 will leave the Museum on February 11 for its annual inspection to be performed at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC. While there, the locomotive will be on public view. 611 is anticipated to return to the Virginia Museum of Transportation on or after April 25.

Tickets go on sale for 611's 2016 excursions on February 10 at 10AM for eligible donors, and to the public on February 15 at 10AM. For ticket sales and information...

April 9, 2016 - The Virginian, Spencer, NC, to Lynchburg, VA more...
April 10, 2016 - The Blue Ridge Special, Spencer, NC, to Asheville, NC more...
April 23, 2016 - The Roanoker, Greensboro, NC to Roanoke, VA more...
April 24, 2016 - The Roanoker, Greensboro, NC to Roanoke, VA more...
May 7, 2016 - The Powhatan Arrow, Roanoke, VA, to Lynchburg, VA more...
May 7, 2016 - The Pelican, Roanoke, VA, to Walton (Radford), VA more...
May 8, 2016 - The Powhatan Arrow, Roanoke, VA, to Lynchburg, VA more...
May 8, 2016 - The Pelican, Roanoke, VA, to Walton (Radford), VA more...
June 4, 2016 - The American, Manassas, VA, to Front Royal, VA, (runs once) more...
June 5, 2016 - The American, Manassas, VA, to Front Royal, VA, (runs twice) more...

The fundraising continues! Now our emphasis shifts to keeping 611 operational and protected for future generations. We anticipate beginning construction soon on her new home. Learn more and donate here...

IN ROANOKE, the Norfolk & Western Railway designed and built America's most advanced steam locomotives.
Enjoy the best of N&W steam, together for the first time in 50 years: N&W Class A 1218, Class J 611, and Class Y6a 2156 (on loan from the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis).

In our Rail Yard, explore historic steam and diesel engines, cabooses, and other rail equipment as modern trains rumble past. Inside the Museum, enjoy model trains and hands-on exhibits, stroll among our antique automobiles, and explore our truck, bus, and aviation exhibits!