Iconic Roanoke-built locomotive may return to the rails by next year

611The Virginia Museum of Transportation announced plans today to restore the iconic 611 steam engine to operating condition. They have to raise more than $3 million first, but if all goes well, the Roanoke-built locomotive could be hauling passenger excursions as soon as next year.  It last did so in 1994.

Click here for the “Fire Up 611” web site.

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