The Norfolk & Western Class J 611 will travel extensively this spring and summer. 611 is at the VMT for the month of May. Where is 611?

Tickets are now on sale for 611's 2016 excursions! For ticket sales and information...

June 4 & 5, 2016 - The American, Manassas, to Front Royal, VA and return, more....

Special Message for Your Safety:

We take pride in promoting safety and the standards set by Norfolk Southern Corporation to ensure that opportunities to experience 611 under steam are safe and enjoyable for everyone. Folks who disregard the rules are putting themselves and others at risk.

We encourage each of you to watch and take photos and videos, but please adhere to these common sense safety requirements:

  • Stay off and away from all railroad tracks. We have seen people standing and sitting on tracks while 611 passes by. Another train could be coming on a nearby track at any time, at high speed, and in either direction. Stay alert!
  • No trespassing on NS property or entering private property without permission.
  • Use your zoom lens. Professional photographers tell us that your photos will look better if you are back from the tracks.

Please share this message with anyone you know who will be around 611 in any situation. Any images or video of 611 shot for commercial purposes require the photographer to sign a trademark agreement with the Museum. Proceeds support 611. No agreement is needed for personal use.

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!