N&W J Class 4-8-4 number 611 is no doubt the most famous of her class of 14 locomotives. Built by the N&W in Roanoke the J Class steamers were destined for greatness - and to be a railfan favorite.
Norfolk Southern made sure 611 would be more than a fan favorite when it completed the rebuild that the N&W had started, putting 611 back on the rails in the early 1980s. In this program we look at 611 on the high iron in 1983.
In 1994, Norfolk Southern ended its steam program and 611 was re-retired. Until 2015! With 611 now, once again, out of retirement, let's take a second look at those early excursions.
Formerly titled "611 Super Tape 3"
Copyright Main Line Motion Pictures 2015
DISCLAIMER: This video is from older footage that is not up to today's standards. We are making the video available for those who want a complete look at 611's history.