Norfolk & Western J Class No. 611 pulled a series of trips this weekend out of Roanoke, Virginia. They were the last scheduled runs for the 4-6-4 locomotive for 2015.
The 611 returned to steam this past May after a nearly year-long restoration at the Spencer Shops of the North Carolina Transportation Museum.
Owned by the Virginia Museum of Transportation, the 611 returned to Roanoke after its rebuilding and pulled a series of excursions in Virginia.
We’re not aware of any Akron Railroad Club members who traveled to Virginia to catch the reincarnated 611 in action, but Adam Barr sends along these images.
The J Class locomotive that once pulled N&W passenger trains on the route between Norfolk, Virginia, and Cincinnati was looking might fine indeed.