N&W 611 heading to North Carolina Transportation Museum Roundhouse
The Norfolk & Western Class J 611 is being prepared for its move to the North Carolina Transportation Museum and its long-awaited restoration. The anticipation has been building, and now all eyes are on Roanoke as crews ready the iconic locomotive for the big move.
The 611 will leave the Virginia Museum of Transportation’s Railyard on Saturday, May 24. She’ll spend a few days in Roanoke getting ready for the trip and then start the move to the 37 stall 1924 Julian Roadhouse in Spencer, North Carolina. N&W 611 is expected to arrive in Spencer on May 29 — just in time for the Streamliners Event at the North Carolina Transportation Museum. The Streamliners Event will run from May29-June 1, 2014.
The Virginia Museum of Transportation is throwing an All Aboard party on Saturday, May 24! A full day of 611-related fun is also being planned.
The N&W 611 restoration is expected to take up to nine months, and there is a chance the restoration could take longer. To get the latest information on the 611 restoration, you can sign up for the Fire Up 611! e-newsletter for the latest updates and news.
The North Carolina Transportation Museum is located in the former Southern Railway’s Historic Spencer Shops.
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