The Norfolk & Western Class J 611 is away from the Museum for work in preparation for excursions. Return anticipated in late winter. The exact date of 611's return will be posted when known.

Announcing the Norfolk & Western Class J 611 Steam Passenger Locomotive 2016 Roundtrip Excursion Schedule:

April 9, 2016 - The Virginian, Spencer, NC, to Lynchburg, VA more...
April 10, 2016 - The Blue Ridge Special, Spencer, NC, to Asheville, NC SOLD OUT
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!