| Welcome to
my 611 page. 611 is one of the most powerful steam locomotives
ever built. In the 1950's, she was a member of a family of 14
engines in the Norfolk and Western Railway's fleet. By some very
fortunate turns of
events, 611 was spared the fate met by her sisters - the cutting torch
of the scrap heap.
She was purchased by a chemical plant and survived as a back-up boiler
The N & W eventually merged with the Southern Railway to form the
NS reacquired 611 and the decision was made to restore her to excursion
she served until NS discontinued its excursion program in 1994.
She's since been retired
to the Museum of
Transportation at her birthplace - Roanoke, Virginia.
|611 leading excursion passengers
across the Ohio River bridge at Ludlow, KY.