N&W Class J611 named official steam locomotive of Virginia

Courtesy: Virginia Museum of Transportation
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) The Virginia General Assembly named the N&W Class J611 the official steam locomotive of Virginia.

The resolution will be presented in the boarding area of the 611 at the O. Winston Link Museum in Roanoke on Memorial Day at noon between the locomotive's trips to Walton that day.

The morning 611 excursion to Walton is scheduled to depart Roanoke at 8 am and arrive back at noon.

The afternoon trip leaves at 2 pm and arrives back in Roanoke at 6 pm.

The Virginia Museum of Transportation says there will also be a birthday celebration at the museum for the J611 from 10:30 am until 3 pm with free cupcakes for all guests.