No. 611 is the only survivor of the fourteen original Class J Norfolk & Western steam powered engines designed and built in Roanoke from 1941-50. The total cost for the 611 was $251,544. The J Class streamlined engines were designed to pull passenger trains at speeds above 100 miles an hour.
Following a twenty three year retirement it was refurbished and returned to active service, participating in Roanoke’s Centennial in 1982. The engine became a National Historical Landmark in 1984 and is on exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke. It is currently being used as an excursion train for special events.
Solid Brass; Brushed Finish. Includes ribbon as shown. First produced in 1993.
Dimensions: 1 ½” height x 1 ½” width
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