It’s been many years since Roanoke has seen a steam locomotive in action, but that will change in coming weekends as a restored Southern Railroad engine makes several appearances. It will pull a Norfolk Southern excursion from Greensboro to Roanoke this Sunday and some railroad employee excursions out of Roanoke the following weekend. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

This Sunday’s excursion is sold out, but another heads out of Roanoke for Pulaski and Bristol July 7th. Click here for more information.